Kingston Turf installation could begin Wednesday

A view from the north end zone shows that just a small patch on the surface of Kingston Stadium needs to be flattened and compacted before installation of Field Turf can begin. Both of the goal posts are new. (Photo by Jeff Linder)

A view from the north end zone shows that just a small patch on the surface of Kingston Stadium needs to be flattened and compacted before installation of Field Turf can begin. Both of the goal posts are new. (Photo by Jeff Linder)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Installation of Field Turf on the Kingston Stadium floor could begin as early as Wednesday, according to Matt Dunbar, associate director of human resources for Cedar Rapids Community Schools.

“That’s our hope, if the weather is good,” Dunbar said. “We’re finishing up our grading and compaction (of the surface underneath).”

Large packages of turf are located to the southwest of the stadium. Dunbar said the design will “have a very spartan look.”

Packages of Field Turf await installation, which could begin as early as Wednesday if weather is good. (Photo by Jeff Linder)

Packages of Field Turf await installation, which could begin as early as Wednesday if weather is good. (Photo by Jeff Linder)

Other than a circle in the middle of the stadium (for soccer), there won’t be any bells or whistles. The word “KINGSTON,” in 8-foot letters, will be located in the northwest and southwest corners.

Lights have been assembled, and Dunbar hopes to have them fired up on an evening soon. The lights contain 108 fixtures.

New goal posts are in the ground, and two long jump pits (one eastbound, one westbound) have been built to the north of the football field.

Construction continues on the restrooms at the northwest and northeast corners.

The price tag for the complete project has been estimated at $2.7 million. The first football game at Kingston is Aug. 27.

Work continues on the restrooms at the north end of the stadium. This is the northwest restroom. (Photo by Jeff Linder)

Work continues on the restrooms at the north end of the stadium. This is the northwest restroom. (Photo by Jeff Linder)

These are the lights on the east side of Kingston Stadium. Eight towers, with 108 fixtures, are in place, and will make the stadium much brighter at night. (Photo by Jeff Linder

These are the lights on the east side of Kingston Stadium. Eight towers, with 108 fixtures, are in place, and will make the stadium much brighter at night. (Photo by Jeff Linder

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2 Responses to “Kingston Turf installation could begin Wednesday”

  1. Kingston Turf installation could begin Wednesday | IowaPrepSports.com Says:

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  2. Blaine Kielkopf Says:

    The stadium and Field are looking outstanding.

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