Replacement of Turf & Track at the High School & Replacement of Track at DMS
The Fox Chapel Area High School track and football field will be closed to the public from May 16 until approximately August 10, 2016, due to renovations. The articifial turf and the track will be completely replaced during this time. Additionally, the track at Dorseyville Middle School will also be replaced and will be closed June 1 until approximately August 10.
The life expectancy of turf and track is about eight to ten years, and Fox Chapel Area High School’s football field and track are near the end of their useable life cycle. The district has anticipated these projects and has money set aside through the ongoing capital projects fund. Additionally, revenues from ticket sales to athletic events will help to fund the track and field improvements. The cost for the entire project, including installation, is expected to be approximately $1.1 million.
The tracks at both schools and the turf field at the high school are used not only by student athletes, but also by physical education classes. The track and field are also used by community members throughout the year.