Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sparks (Puyallup) to get new turf

Good news for south sound soccer players and fans. Sparks stadium is set for a few long-overdue upgrades, including new turf. Report from the Tacoma News Tribune:

If all goes as planned, Puyallup students will be tackling running backs and diving for soccer balls on a safer, spongier surface at Sparks Stadium this fall.

The school district is soliciting bids to replace the stadium’s aging play field, track, scoreboard and sound system.

Officials estimate the project will cost about $1.6 million to $1.8 million, but the specific price will depend on the bids, which will be unsealed March 6, district athletics director Rick Wells said.

Nearby Puyallup High School uses Sparks for physical education classes. The facility also is home to Rogers, Emerald Ridge and Puyallup high school football, track and soccer teams, and Pacific Lutheran University’s football team. It’s also rented by organizations for community and sporting events.

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