Hellas Breaks Ground on Multipurpose Sports Facility

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Partnering with another community-minded Texas city, Hellas Construction recently broke ground on a $1.4 M Design/Build project at Sul Ross State University. The Multipurpose Recreational Sports Facility will be completed and ready for use in Fall 2016, and will offer students a safe, sustainable, environmentally friendly playing field for years to come.

Groundbreaking at Sul Ross State University’s Multipurpose Recreational Sports Facility on January 21, which will feature more than 100,000 sq. ft. of Matrix Turf for students’ use.

The entire Sul Ross State University community is very excited about this project. Bringing this artificial turf, lighted recreational sports facility to our campus will be a game changer for our students.

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Partnering with another community-minded Texas city, Hellas Construction recently broke ground on a $1.4 M Design/Build project at Sul Ross State University. The Multipurpose Recreational Sports Facility will be completed and ready for use in Fall 2016, and will offer students a safe, sustainable, environmentally friendly playing field for years to come.

“The entire Sul Ross State University community is very excited about this project. Bringing this artificial turf, lighted recreational sports facility to our campus will be a game changer for our students,” said Dr. Bill Kibler, President, Sul Ross State University.

The facility, located at Jackson Field, will consist of 107,000 sq. ft. of Matrix® Turf and will be fully lit for 24-7 access. The field will fit a multitude of unique needs for the Sul Ross State University students, and will be striped for seven-on-seven flag football, four-on-four flag football, kickball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, and a specialized 90-yard football area where the varsity football team will be able to practice.

“Our students work hard and they play hard, so having state of the art outdoor recreation facilities is a priority for us,” said Dr. Kibler.

Sul Ross State University students place heavy importance on extra-curricular activities, fueling the need for a reliable turf field. In October of 2015, the students voted in favor of increases in athletic and recreational sports fees in order to fund the cost of the new Multipurpose Recreational Sports Facility.

The minimal maintenance required for Matrix Turf, the professionalism of Hellas Construction, and the focus on community safety made Hellas the ideal company to design and build the outdoor facility for Sul Ross State University.

“Hellas brings industry leading experience and cutting edge expertise to this project. They also bring an attitude of partnership with our university to assure that we deliver the best facility possible for our students,” said Dr. Kibler.

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About Hellas Construction -- Headquartered in Austin, TX, Hellas Construction, Inc. is one of the largest sports construction contractors in the United States. While specializing in the general construction of sports facilities and synthetic surfaces, Hellas also champions innovative artificial turf manufacturing, base construction, field, track and tennis planning, installation and maintenance. To learn more about Hellas Construction, visit http://www.hellasconstruction.com.

About Sul Ross State University -- Sul Ross State University is a public university in Alpine, Texas. Founded in 1917 as Sul Ross Normal College, the university is the primary institution of higher education and serves a 19-county area in far West Texas. Sul Ross State University has branch campuses in Uvalde, Del Rio, and Eagle Pass. For more information, please visit http://www.sulross.edu.

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