Fundraising Continues For Artificial Turf At Sheldon High School; Maassen Gives Details –

Sheldon, Iowa – Sheldon High School Football Field is slated to move from grass to artificial turf.

Sheldon High School sports director Eric Maassen spoke to some Sheldon corporate executives about it Thursday. He tells us more.

He says it would be a benefit to the community, especially with regards to NCC.

He says these games would also mean more economic activity in Sheldon as people come to watch the games and possibly stay in hotels, buy meals, fuel, and more.

Maasen tells us that the most important technical advantage of artificial turf over natural turf is its wear and tear.

He was also asked about the possibility of injury on an artificial turf pitch.

Maassen tells us that the total cost of the project is estimated at $ 1.2 million. He says the fundraising will continue, with about $ 700,000 raised so far. He says they are reaching out to companies for donations. Maassen says the fundraising will last through the fall and they plan to talk about it at an upcoming soccer game. As for the schedule, he hopes to lay the foundation in the spring of 2022 and to have made it to play football in the fall of 2022.

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