Northwest athletic director J. Means said he visited four schools that have artificial turf football fields yesterday. Means, who’s in town with Northwest at the Topeka Invitational, went with City League athletic director Bill Faflick to check out some high school fields.
Along with Southeast AD Mark Lamb, South AD Michelle Kuhns, Heights AD Rick Wheeler, East AD Kevin Hartley, North AD Lance Deckinger, they visited Bishop Miege, SM North and SM South, and BV Northwest.
They’ve also visited:
Derby, Andover, Maize, the KC Chiefs’ practice field, several Dallas high schools and the Dallas Cowboys current and new facilities (I’d love to see the latter!).
The point has been to see as many companies of turf fields as possible.
Because of the bond issue passed in November, the seven City League schools will be getting artificial turf practice football fields, and the three schools that have game fields (South, Northwest and Heights), will have artificial turf fields.
The hope is to get this done as soon as possible, maybe even in time for the next football season, Means said.
Tennis courts could come by next school year, too. But Means pointed out that schools need to figure out where to put the new courts because of the new gymnasiums that will go in at each school except East. (Northwest will get a new practice gym.)