As with many other school districts in the county, the artificial turf stadiums are also used by local, non-school boys and girls youth sports leagues.
In Butler County, only three of the 10 districts – New Miami, Ross and Madison – still have natural grass sports fields though Madison school officials earlier last year launched a fund-raising campaign to purchase plastic turf.
Most school systems in Butler and Warren counties are on their second-generation, artificial sports fields, which generally have a decade-long lifespan.
Monroe Schools will save money during the replacement process, said district officials, by re-using the field’s padding.
Eric Silverman, athletic director for Monroe Schools, said “the original underlying pad was part of the original installation in 2005 and typically can be used for two to three synthetic turf life-cycles.”
“The students of Monroe Schools — and our entire community — have enjoyed the benefits that our current synthetic turf field has provided since the original installation in 2005 and we are extremely excited for that to continue with installation of our new field,” said Silverman.
“Our schools are one of the focal points of our community and we believe this project will only continue to allow us to best serve our students and community members,” he said.