Colfax-Mingo High Selects Shaw Sports Turf For Tigerhawk Field

18 September 2020

Colfax-Mingo High School is taking its athletic program to the next level. The school’s Tigerhawk Field will be the first school in Central Iowa to feature Shaw Sports Turf, putting their sports facility on the leading edge of synthetic turf technology.

When asked why they selected Shaw Sports Turf, Colfax-Mingo Community School District Superintendent Erik Anderson said, “There were multiple reasons. Cost, quality, customer service, and the unique opportunity for our district to be one of the first in the state to use this quality product. Our Shaw representative did a magnificent job of giving attention to our needs and answering all of our questions.”

The school will install Shaw Sport Turf’s Legion 2.0 synthetic turf. Legion is a combination of high-performance monofilament fibers and a durable slit film fiber. The slit film fiber is a workhorse which will handle the workload, while the monofilament provides a more resilient surface that enhances performance characteristics. Legion uses Bolt, a premium lightning bolt shaped monofilament fiber. Legion Pro also features optimized face weight for performance and infill flyout control.

The field is primarily used for football and soccer but has the potential to be used for other activities including baseball, softball, track and cross country. It will also serve as a space for physical education classes and youth sports programs.

“A new turf stadium will provide a positive boost to our students and the community. Our communities and school are up and coming in the Des Moines metro area, and this stadium will be our opportunity to ‘plant our flag’ as a proud, quality school in our area,” says Anderson.

Installation of the new synthetic turf at Tigerhawk Field is set to be completed in July 2021.

“We have a very large footprint in the Midwest as a whole, but I am very excited to start having more of a presence in central Iowa. "said Shaw Sports Turf Territory Manager, Nathan Henderson.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Shaw Industries is a full flooring provider to the residential and commercial markets. Shaw supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, and tile/ stone flooring products, as well as synthetic turf. Shaw Sports Turf is one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America and has represented quality and innovation for more than two decades with over 3,500 successful installations, including an impressive list of high-profile field installations. For more information please visit, call 866-703-4004 or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Instagram.