The Canyons Board of Education voted unanimously to install artificial turf on the football field at Brighton High School.
Land constraints have forced the Bengal football team and other school athletic squads to practice on the stadium field. This has caused holes and divots in the grass that are difficult to repair and maintain.
The installation of turf on the football field will help prevent injuries to players, said Amber Shill, a member of the Board of Education who represents the neighborhoods surrounding BHS. Brighton’s football stadium is the only one in the district that does not already have artificial turf.
Design work on the $1.5 million project will start immediately.
Canyons District aims to finish construction on the project by fall.