Monacan High will hold a ribbon-cutting for its new Sprinturf Ultrablade field at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 before the football game against Cosby High. This is the second turf field in Chesterfield County Public Schools; the first was unveiled in August at Bird High.
Synthetic turf allows fields to be used year-round, by eliminating downtime for grass growth and reducing rain delays. In addition to renewing the multipurpose fields, these projects improve accessibility, event areas and drainage. The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors covered the $2 million cost for each site, and the county Parks and Recreation Department managed the project in coordination with Chesterfield County Public Schools. The Bird and Monacan fields are intended to serve school and county activities for eight to 10 years. In the future, other high school fields will be evaluated for synthetic turf.