AstroTurf In The News

New Novi Athletic Projects Well Underway

Novi High School has always been an attractive place for hosting athletic events.

And with another series of 2015 projects already set into motion, this latest makeover puts the district far ahead of the curve.

Novi High School Baseball Field Gets AstroTurf

“We hosted 19 different Michigan High School Athletic Association sports tournament,” Novi athletic director Brian Gordon said. “We host a lot of stuff and they come here for a reason, but we’re also meeting the needs of our teams and the community.”

After a new $800,000 synthetic football stadium turf field was installed last year, work is underway on several other athletic-related projects in the district as a result of a $70.9 million bond proposal that was overwhelming passed in May 2014 by Novi Community School District voters.

Artificial Turf’s Influence in School Sports Rising

Popularity of AstroTurf ®, other synthetic turf fields expect to grow in near future.

Fifteen minutes into his team’s Class AAA state championship game a Mercer University, West Hall striker Sammy Coto was pouring ice water into his boots, trying to adjust to the new feeling of the AstroTurf at Five Star Stadium.

Mercer University AstroTurf at Five Star Stadium

By the end of his team’s 3-1 win over Calhoun, the senior said he thought synthetic turf would become the wave of the future for student-athletes.

“There’s definitely an adjustment period,” he said. “But once I did adjust, I felt myself running a lot faster, I could handle (the ball) better. I felt faster, and could beat the defenders.”