Carlmont High School Installs Another Shaw Sports Turf Field at Bruce Usher Stadium

20 September 2023

Carlmont High School, a part of the Sequoia Union High School District located in Belmont, California, has recently completed the renovation of its main athletic sports field, Bruce Usher Stadium, with a brand-new Shaw Sports Turf field. Carlmont High School is well-known for its academic excellence as well as its athletic achievements.

The previous synthetic turf surface at Bruce Usher Stadium, which had served the school's athletes and community for a decade, was in need of replacement. Notably, the previous turf was also a Shaw Sports Turf surface.

According to Jay Newman, project manager for the Sequoia Union High School district, "We needed to replace our existing Shaw turf because it was nearing the end of its useful life. We used Shaw again because they did the original installation 10 years ago and had been contracted for maintenance and testing over that period of time."

Bruce Usher Stadium is a vital part of the school's infrastructure, hosting a variety of sports and school events, including graduations and large school-wide ceremonies. The field is primarily used for football, soccer, flag football, and lacrosse. To meet the demands of this multi-use field, Shaw recommended the Legion NXT turf system.

Shaw Sports Turf installed 84,000 square feet of Legion NXT 2.0", which features the ThunderBolt Fiber, a hybrid system combining monofilament and premium slit film fibers to offer both realistic aesthetics and exceptional durability. The Legion NXT system is designed to withstand high levels of wear and tear, making it one of the most durable options available.

School officials not only praised the quality of the turf but also the collaborative experience of working with Shaw. Grant Steunenberg, Administrative Vice President at Carlmont High School, noted, "Working with Shaw was a positive experience. They worked collaboratively with our project manager and site team to accommodate requests specific to our site needs." Jay Newman also expressed satisfaction, saying, "Shaw was responsive and helped bring the project in on time and on budget."

The upgraded synthetic turf field is expected to benefit the entire school community, including students, athletes, and spectators. Newman explained that the new field "will be much appreciated by sports participants given the resilient sports surface and by spectators due to the bright and colorful new appearance." Steunenberg emphasized how a new field positively impacts school culture and instills pride in student-athletes.

The replacement turf field project was successfully completed on August 4th, 2023, and football practice on the new field commenced on the same day.

Shaw Sports Turf Territory Manager, Matt Cohen, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, "We are honored to have the opportunity to partner with the Sequoia Union High School District and Carlmont High School on the installation of the new Shaw Sports Turf Legion NXT Turf System. We look forward to watching this school reap the benefits of a high-quality, dual fiber turf system that will provide great playability through their multisport playing field."