This page features updates on the turf installation project underway now at Vitamix Field at Charles Harding Memorial Stadium! Scroll down for information on project progress and photos!
AUGUST 2022 UPDATE
In August, the turf installation project enters its final phase with the field surface prepped and ready for the installation of the custom design artificial turf surface. Photos below show the field with a carefully leveled foundation in place. Check back soon for new photos of the turf surface being put into place, and continue to scroll down for progress updates from earlier this summer!
JULY 2022 UPDATE
With drainage work completed, work to remove the remaining grass field surface continued into July. Once the existing field surface had been removed, the ground was leveled, prepped and filled with stone. During July, curbing was also installed around the perimeter of the playing field area.
JUNE 2022 UPDATE
Work has officially begun on the turf installation project at Vitamix Field inside Charles Harding Memorial Stadium! The facility officially closed on June 6th to allow for construction to get underway. The first phase of the project involves installation of field drainage around the perimeter of the field, which includes removal of dirt, installation of drains, and backfilling with stone. See photos below!
Thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Cleveland Browns through the NFL Foundation’s Grassroots Field Grant Program in partnership with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Vitamix Field at Charles Harding Memorial Stadium is receiving this major renovation. Over the past few years, the Bulldog community has been raising private dollars for stadium improvements and this grant from the Cleveland Browns puts us over the finish line! The new turf field will expand access beyond the OFHS football program, positively impacting Olmsted community youth sports through the varsity level, marching band and MORE! Olmsted Falls City Schools is incredibly grateful to all of the private dollars and community partnerships that helped to make this project a reality!
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