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Elkhorn Area School District Turning Heads With New AstroTurf & Brock

Published on February 6th, 2019 | by Josh Palubicki

In an impressive display of planning, vision, and design, the Elkhorn Area School District as part of a referendum project, redeveloped their entire athletic facility including an indoor training center, tennis courts, new running track, stadium field and two new softball fields. The school chose AstroTurf to cover the four fields with premium synthetic turf systems.

The Elkhorn athletic campus has positioned themselves as a successful model for high schools looking to make significant athletic facility improvements.

Elkhorn leaned heavy on feedback from the community about the fields and the referendum vote included a stipulation to not use SBR rubber in the stadium and indoor facility fields. These are actually the first field in Wisconsin to use natural infill for its synthetic turf field. Elkhorn is also one of only a few schools in Wisconsin that have an indoor training field.

“I would say that the new AstroTurf fields have allowed us far greater opportunities to practice and play than what we have had in the past. We are able to structure our practices with certainty that we are going to be able to have a safe surface to play on. It has also allowed our community youth groups to have greater opportunities to practice,” said Elkhorn Athletic Director Daniel Kiel.

The fields themselves are top of the line. For the indoor and stadium fields, Elkhorn installed an AstroTurf DT-32 system over a Brock Powerbase shock pad. The softball fields now have infields made of the AstroTurf RootZone Diamond-I RBI turf system. These systems are perfect for the durability and performance that will be required by the Elkhorn athletes and the heavy use that these fields will get throughout the year.

Read the full Press Release from AstroTurf

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About the Author

Josh Palubicki

Serving as Chief Media Officer means Josh is responsible for how Brock gets all its industry knowledge out to the world. He and the marketing team at Brock produce the product and customer videos, write many of the blogs and articles, create the Website content, generate social media activity, and all the other fun stuff that encompass the Brock brand. Josh graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Public Relations and also received a Master’s of Science degree in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University. Josh lives in Colorado with his wife Katie and their menagerie of animals that includes 2 dogs, a three-legged cat, a fish, and ducks. They spend their weekends hiking the Rocky Mountains, kayaking, participating in triathlons, catching a movie or two, and traveling.

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