Posted by Toyuwa Harris Newton on May 20, 2017
Pictured L-R Rotarian Marianne McDermott, Scott Faulkner
Scott Faulkner spoke to the rotary club about the progress on the Blocksidge Field Installation.

The Blocksidge Field project began on March 20, when crews start tearing out the existing field, making way for a $2 million facility expected to open for play in September 2017. The new field will be used for football, soccer, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse and field hockey.  

Town Meeting approved $1.65 million for the turf field in May 2015. The non-profit AllBlue Foundation raised an additional $300,000 for the project.

The town has signed contracts with three companies, including:  Quirk Construction of Georgetown, to remove the existing surface and install a drainage system, walkways, new scoreboard, sound system, and additional improvements. That contract is for $823,700.  

Turf Field, Inc., a national company, to put in the new turf field, probably in July, for $520,671.

Dant Clayton to build the grandstand, press box and handicap lift for $366,231.

The town also hired Huntress Associates to design and oversee the project for $100,000.

Town officials now hope the AllBlue Foundation can raise another $500,000 for extra work at the field, including upgrading the entrance, building a concession stand and installing lights.