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North Platte High School Preparing to Install Shaw Sports Turf Field

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Construction has begun on a new synthetic playing surface for the main athletic field at North Platte High School.

School officials will replace the field’s existing turf with a Legion system from Shaw Sports 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.

“Getting a new Shaw Sports Turf field is an added benefit to our stadium, and we look forward to the many activities that will be played on the surface,” said Marc Mroczek, Activities Director at North Platte High School. “Upgrading the turf will enhance the playing surface for our athletes and create a sharp, new look for our school.”
North Platte High School serves approximately 1,200 students in grades 9-12. Students utilize the field for both football and soccer.

Shaw Sports Turf Territory Manager Nathan Henderson says synthetic turf provides many benefits including reduced maintenance, the ability to have more programmable hours of activity, the possibility for increased revenue as a result of having more events, consistent performance, and a source of pride for the community.
“Replacing the existing turf at North Platte High School with Shaw’s Legion system will benefit the community for years to come,” Henderson said. “It was an honor to work alongside the school board as they made the decision to resurface the field that the students call home.”

Construction is expected to be completed by July 1. The first activity on the new surface will be football practice in the fall.

About Shaw Sports Turf

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 1,500 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.


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