Committee to begin discussing athletic field improvements

Stonington - Now that residents have approved $2.7 million in bonding to repair the high school athletic fields and install artificial turf on the football field, the Athletic Fields Improvement Oversight Committee will hold a kickoff meeting Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the high school to discuss details of the project.

The committee is expected to discuss the project schedule as well as the expected uses and sports that will be played on the artificial turf field, what lines need to be added and types of turf and the timing of the project. There will also be a portion of the meeting for public comment.

The fields have deteriorated and flood, problems exacerbated by heavy use of the fields, not just by high school teams but by recreation programs, youth teams, residents and outside groups. The artificial turf field can be used for several sports and is expected to take some of the pressure off the other fields.

- Joe Wojtas

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