Sports Turf Company Takes Home First Place in AGC Build America Awards
Sports Turf Company, a specialty sports construction and surfacing company, is excited to announce that it has received first-place honors for the renovation of Sam McIntyre Stadium at Villa Rica High School by the 2023 Construction Risk Partners Build America Award, in the Specialty Contractor category. This is the first year that the firm has been recognized nationally by the Associated General Contractors of America, inc.
“We’re always humbled to receive recognition for our projects locally, but to receive them on a national level is truly an honor,” said Sports Turf Company President Todd Wiggins. “Sam McIntyre Stadium features the best of the best in terms of playing surfaces and has had a great impact on the athletic programs for the Wildcats.”
The renovation of Sam McIntyre Stadium at Villa Rica High School was completed by two west Georgia-based companies, J&R Construction LLC and Sports Turf. J&R Construction served as the construction manager, and Sports Turf served as the subcontractor for the field and track renovation. The scope for both companies included a new artificial turf field, a synthetic running track, home bleachers, concessions, restroom facilities and expanded parking adjacent to the stadium.
The new artificial turf field at Sam McIntyre Stadium features AstroTurf’s RootZone 3D3 Blend turf system, Brock Powerbase YSR shock pad and BrockFILL AstroTurf’s RootZone 3D Blend is a performance artificial turf system that combines slit film and monofilament fibers with a RootZone layer of texturized fibers for stabilizing infill and improving footing. The revolutionary Brock Powerbase YSR shock pad technology features large drainage channels, shock-absorbing structures and 25-millimeter thickness to improve player safety and provide more effective drainage. BrockFILL is the latest in alternative infills and is sustainably grown and harvested in Georgia. The unique properties of the wood infill, BrockFILL, decreases field temperatures and feels like a natural surface with increased traction and footing for athletes.
The track renovation included expanding the existing six-lanes to eight and the installation of new synthetic surfacing. The Rekortan BS synthetic track surface will endure higher wear and traffic along with providing enhanced force reduction for athletes.