North Platte High School Preparing to Install Shaw Sports Turf Field

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Nebraska high school getting the Legion system for football and soccer

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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.

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 Pro is a hybrid product, which features a combination of monofilament fibers and slit film fibers. The slit film fiber is a high performance resin that results in superior durability. It helps balance out performance with a fiber that is going to stand the test of time. The monofilament features Shaw’s revolutionary Bolt fiber. Bolt is a stronger, more resilient monofilament fiber, featuring a lightning bolt shape which creates a stronger vertical axis that causes fibers to stand upright for less breakdown and increased durability. Bolt is specifically built for performance and to reflect light for a lower luster and more natural looking field.

“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 http://www.shawsportsturf.com, call 866-703-4004 or find us on Facebook.

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