Sprague Field Turf Replacement

In 2019, the Town approved funding to replace the turf, infill and shock pads at the two artificial turf playing fields - Fields 2 and 3 - located at the Sprague Field athletic complex. Work to remove the old turf and materials began late May. Due to an issue with the installation process, work was halted in the fall 2019.

The turf replacement resumed in February 2020. Both fields are closed and fenced off until work is  completed. Barring any unusual weather delays, the project is expected to be finished in March 2020 prior to the start of the spring sports season. 

This final phase of the project involves removing and replacing the carpet and infill and then painting the fields. Work will be performed during the week from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with possible weekend hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if the weather permits. 

The project contractor is NET Sports Group and its subcontractors. 

Sprague Fields Turf Replacement Update  3/17/2020

The laying of the turf carpet over the two fields has been completed. The Contractor has started spreading the sand/TPE infill mixture over Field 3 and will be doing the same to Field 2 soon. In addition, the excess carpet along the edges of the fields will be trimmed and secured to the concrete perimeter. The infill spreading and carpet trim work is expected to be completed late this week or early next week weather permitting.

Sprague Fields Turf Replacement Project Update – March 20, 2020

The infill installation and carpet trim work for Field 3 has been completed. The infill spreading, grooming and carpet trim work for Field 2 will continue over the weekend. By late next week all turf carpet work should be completed and the temporary fence and dumpster will be removed from the site. The landscaping work to the natural grass which was damage due to the construction operations will be complete as well.

The fields will be tested using the GMax test for safe field surface before painting the line markings in  the early spring.

Sprague Fields Turf Replacement Project Update – April 8, 2020

The installation of the turf for Fields 2 and 3 has been completed.  The next step is to add the line paintings which is expected to be completed soon depending on the weather.   

The contractor is still cleaning-up the site and will be removing the old turf carpet, dumpster, pallets, and machinery from the site and restoring the natural grass areas damaged by the construction activities.  The temporary construction fence around the two fields has been removed.  The DPW would like to remind the public that the fields still remain closed due to the COVID pandemic.  

Spreading the sand/TPE infill over Field 3.


The sand/TPE infill is swept deep into the turf carpet. The infill helps the synthetic grass fibers stand upright and gives the turf a natural feel. The carpet along the far edges will be trimmed and glued to the concrete perimeter.

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