This means the install crew is not far behind and that we're one step closer to seeing the vision of turf become a reality.
See below for pictures and a video of what the turf install process will probably look like.
***IMPORTANT: I wanted to first pass on a note from the turf committee. During the actual turf installation, it is very important that interested onlookers do not venture out onto the field itself unless you have permission. The reason is that the track will soon begin the 2nd phase of it's installation process which will involve laying down a latex coating on top of the existing asphalt. This is a multi-step process and to ensure the proper drying and curing of the track, no foot traffic can travel across the track.
The field area is currently being covered in what the contractor is calling stone "dust," a fine aggregate top coat that is the final step in preparing the base of the field before the turf begins to be laid down.
The new long jump run on the north end of the field has been poured, as has the new pole vault pit on the south end of the field where it's always been. It's currently just concrete, but will be overlayed with asphlat and latex just like the 8-lane track.