New Trier Turf Work Comes in Under Budget

Project will likely cost less than expected, according to the school board.

New Trier Township High School District 203’s school board received bids for the sub-surface work necessary to install synthetic turf at the stadium on the Northfield Campus and nearby lighted playing field.

The low bidder, Nicholas and Associates, agreed to do the project for $1,991,000, approximately $138,000 less than the district had anticipated for the project, according to a memo from John Neiweem, District 203’s director of Physical Plant Services.

The overall budget for the project is about $3.3 million; most of the remaining money will pay for the installation of the turf product itself. FieldTurf Revolution was the product district officials believed would best meet the school’s needs.


The school board , saying synthetic turf will allow the district to use the stadium and practice fields much more heavily than it does now, as well allow students to play on them in wet weather.

The to help pay for the project, which is expected to be complete by next fall.

While Nicholas and Associates has not done any previous work for New Trier, the company received excellent references from several Chicago-area school districts that have used its services, Neiweem said.

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karen Kennedy March 22, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Has the Village of Northfield approved this plan and stormwater run-off issues? Artificial turf is like paving a commercial parking lot. Where will the rainwater be directed from this large piece of municipal land? Are schools, Park Districts, towns exempt from the stormwater management issues which they are charged with enforcing?
Dold Cockroach March 24, 2012 at 02:56 AM
Karen we want wins, go google your problems.
karen Kennedy March 24, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Hey Dold: does this mean more night games with different sports on West campus? And when will Loyola Academy, down the street, be permitted night games?


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