A new million-dollar-plus synthetic-turf field has been installed at QuikTrip Park, home of the Grand Prairie AirHogs (independent; American Association), and is ready for action.
The installation of the $1.1 million project was completed by Hellas Sports Construction. The project began in November.
“The field looks great,” said AirHogs president Scott Berry. “I think the players and the fans will really enjoy the new playing surface. This gives us the chance to do so many more events at QuikTrip Park like concerts and additional baseball tournaments.
“We’ve got some great high school baseball tournaments already scheduled as well as some major college baseball tournaments,” he added. “The Western Athletic Conference Tournament will be played here May 22-26. The WAC has some really good teams in the conference including two local schools, Dallas Baptist and UT Arlington. It should be a very busy 2013 out at QuikTrip Park.”
Matrix Turf is the new playing surface at QuikTrip Park, which opened with a natural-grass field. The synthetic turf system features Hellas’ proprietary Matrix Turf Baseball Hi-Slide – a highly durable artificial grass designed for the heavy traffic areas on baseball fields. QuikTrip Park’s Matrix Turf is designed to be utilized day-in-day-out and under weather conditions that would previously limit field use on the old natural grass baseball field.
The landscaped areas off the field are turfed with Hellas’ Grasso Sportscape – a synthetic turf designed to reduce water usage and maintenance costs by replacing the natural grass areas that often complement sports fields.
Image courtesy of the Grand Prairie AirHogs.
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