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AstroTurf Crews Have Arrived

JBL Fields 1 and 4 Cleanup Begins

Monday-AstroTurf has arrived at John B Lewis Soccer Complex to begin the cleanup of fields 1 and 4.

Mike Rottjakob, ABYSA Executive Director, met with AstroTurf engineers on Monday morning as equipment and personnel arrived to commence the long-awaited cleanup of fields 1 and 4. The fields have been unplayable since May 30, 2018.

"We are happy to see the crew staging the job and getting underway." Rottjakob announced earlier today, "I'm hopeful for great weather so the work can be done quickly and we can get back on the fields very soon." 

AstroTurf tells ABYSA that they will need about 20 days of good weather to complete the two fields. 

"The work will start on field one with remediation of the deposited material and silt. Once the soil has been removed from (field) one, a rubber crew will take over there and they'll start working on field four," Rottjakob says.

ABYSA plans to put each field in play as soon as it is safe to do so. "If we can start playing on field one once AstroTurf moves completely to the other side of the park, we will. All of our programs are pressed for space. Recreation, Academy, Intermediate, and Competitive programming all have been affected."


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