USAG Wiesbaden celebrates the opening of a new artificial turf field on Clay North | Article










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Left to right: US Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District Commander Col. Patrick Dagon, US Army Col. Mario A. Washington, Garrison Commander, US Army Garrison (USAG) Wiesbaden and a family member attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new artificial turf field at Clay North in Lucius D. Clay Kaserne, June 4, 2021. The grass field is the newest sports facility of the US Army Garrison Wiesbaden and is located next to the Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation Programs (FMWR.). ) Recreation Center in Clay North. (U.S. Army photo by Alfredo Barraza)
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The new artificial turf field at Clay North in Lucius D. Clay Kaserne, June 4, 2021. The grass field is the newest sports facility of the US Army Garrison Wiesbaden and is located next to the Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation Programs (FMWR) recreation center in Clay North.  (U.S. Army photo by Alfredo Barraza)








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The new artificial turf field at Clay North in Lucius D. Clay Kaserne, June 4, 2021. The grass field is the newest sports facility of the US Army Garrison Wiesbaden and is located next to the Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation Programs (FMWR) recreation center in Clay North. (U.S. Army photo by Alfredo Barraza)
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From left to right: US Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District Commander Col. Patrick Dagon, US Army Col. Mario A. Washington, Garrison Commander, US Army Garrison (USAG) Wiesbaden inspect the new artificial turf field at Clay North in Lucius D. Clay Barracks, June 4, 2021. The grass field is the youngest sports field of the US Army Garrison Wiesbaden and is located next to the Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation Programs (FMWR) Recreation Center in Clay North.  (U.S. Army photo by Alfredo Barraza)








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From left to right: US Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District Commander Col. Patrick Dagon, US Army Col. Mario A. Washington, Garrison Commander, US Army Garrison (USAG) Wiesbaden inspect the new artificial turf field at Clay North in Lucius D. Clay Barracks, June 4, 2021. The grass field is the youngest sports field of the US Army Garrison Wiesbaden and is located next to the Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation Programs (FMWR) Recreation Center in Clay North. (U.S. Army photo by Alfredo Barraza)
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A new, environmentally friendly and year-round multi-purpose field is available to members of the US Army Garrison, Wiesbaden community.

Colonel Mario A. Washington, the garrison commander, hosted a ribbon-cutting event on June 4 to celebrate the opening of a new artificial turf pitch at Lucius D. Clay Barracks to an audience of about a dozen participants from the local military community.

“I want to thank the crew, it’s a great new project,” he said.

The new multi-purpose athletic turf field is the newest sports facility on North Clay and is adjacent to the recently completed Family and Morale Protection Recreation Center and recreation programs.

US Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District Commander Col. Patrick R. Dagon and Gregory Holzinger MWR Program Director of USAG Wiesbaden attended the ceremony, gave speeches and helped cut the ceremonial ribbon.

“We are grateful that we were able to work with MWR and the garrison on these two exciting projects that serve the Wiesbaden community and offer the soldiers, civilians and their families stationed here more outdoor recreation,” said Dagon.

The sports field was built to improve the health and quality of life of members of the Wiesbaden Army Community by providing them with open space and outdoor lighting to participate in physical activities such as flag football and soccer, both day and night. By replacing natural grass with all-weather grass, the site can also be used all year round for a variety of summer and winter sports activities.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District oversaw the construction of the $ 1.5 million project, which included an artificial sports field to reduce irrigation needs, ensure more effective water drainage, and lower maintenance costs.

Talking about the close relationship between the US Army Corps of Engineers, USAG Wiesbaden Directorate of Public Works and Army MWR, Holzinger mentioned some of the material challenges they faced but which they eventually overcame, “that shows the will and initiative to achieve this ”. the community”.

The construction and installation, completed in May 2021, were the end result of the partnership between the US Army Corps of Engineers, USAG Wiesbaden DPW, Landesbetrieb Bau und Immobilien Hessen and a German construction company.

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