“Oct. 8 is the district’s football homecoming game. We are thrilled that the homecoming game will be the first event on the new turf,” said Staggs. “The athletic department has moved other events to the end of their prospective seasons to allow for those athletes to use the new field.”
Madison was one of two public school districts in Butler County to not have synthetic turf. The New Miami district, which has the smallest enrollment in southwest Ohio, still plays on a natural grass field.
Some Butler County school districts are on their second generation of turf fields, which in general last 10-12 years.
Earlier this year Madison officials heralded a $133,000 NFL grant for putting the school community fundraising to its goal of paying for the field.
The approximately $1 million field has been actively sought by Madison since the high school’s historic run deep into the state football playoffs in 2017.
Staggs credited the Madison Schools families, residents and area businesses for helping pay for the new field.
“The district wants to thank everyone who has graciously donated and pledged to donate to this project. This has been a total community endeavor,” he said.