Baseline Sports Construction has begun the third and final year of a 3 year high school football synthetic turf project for Knox County Schools. The project is funded by the Haslam Family Foundation and Pilot Flying J, and is using Shaw Sports Turf. All 13 high schools in Knox County are being converted from grass to turf, along with running track improvements. Work in the first year saw the conversion of Powell, Fulton, Bearden, Farragut and Central high schools from natural grass to synthetic. The process includes excavating, grading, drainage, curbing, base stone, turf and infill and even some new track and field events. Baseline also renovated Bearden’s track with new asphalt and rubber surfacing. Work was completed on schedule for the start of football season.

Year two included an ambitious project at Carter High which entailed raising the elevation of the field by more than two feet to alleviate flooding due to the nearby creek. Retaining walls were built, as well as adjustments to bleachers, parking lot and areas behind each end zone. New goal posts are being installed at each field along with other track and field updates. South Doyle, Gibbs, Halls and Karns were also in the second year of the project . The Cherokees, Eagles and Red Devils each had their running track repaved and rubberized with a new surface. 

The final year will include work at West, Austin East and Hardin Valley. Check out each project in the videos below!

 

Karns High Beavers

Conversion of existing natural grass field to synthetic turf. Work included excavation and grading, drainage, perimeter curbing, stone base laser grading, synthetic turf install with rubber/sand infill. New goal posts were installed and a new long jump sand pit was constructed with a concrete border. Work was completed over the 2017-2018 winter.

Carter High Hornets

Conversion of existing natural grass field to synthetic turf. Work included excavation and grading, soil import, construction of concrete and block retaining walls, drainage, perimeter curbing, stone base laser grading, new goal posts, fencing and synthetic turf install with rubber/sand infill. Work was completed in the summer of 2017.

South Doyle High Cherokees

Conversion of existing natural grass field to synthetic turf. Work included excavation and grading, drainage, perimeter curbing, stone base laser grading, synthetic turf install with rubber/sand infill. The running track was also renewed. The old asphalt was milled up, new stone base added and a new 6 lane track was paved and rubberized with a new surface. New field events were built for the shot put and high jump. Work was completed in the summer of 2018.

Halls High Red Devils

Conversion of existing natural grass field to synthetic turf. Work included excavation and grading, soil import, drainage, perimeter curbing, stone base laser grading, new goal postssynthetic turf install with rubber/sand infill. The running track was also renewed. The old rubber surface was milled up and a new 6 lane track was paved and rubberized with a new surface. New field events were built for the shot put, long jump and high jump. Work was completed in the summer of 2017.

Gibbs High Eagles

Conversion of existing natural grass field to synthetic turf. Work included excavation and grading, drainage, perimeter curbing, stone base laser grading, synthetic turf install with rubber/sand infill. The running track was also renewed. The old rubber surface was milled up and a new 6 lane track was paved and rubberized with a new surface. New field events were built for the shot put, long jump and high jump. Work was completed in the summer of 2017.

Powell High Panthers

Conversion of existing natural grass field to synthetic turf. Work included excavation and grading, drainage, perimeter curbing, stone base laser grading, synthetic turf install with rubber/sand infill. A new long jump runway and sand pit was installed in the practice field area. Work was completed in the summer of 2016.

Central High Bobcats

Conversion of existing natural grass field to synthetic turf. Work included excavation and grading, drainage, perimeter curbing, stone base laser grading, synthetic turf install with rubber/sand infill. New field events were built for the shot put and long jump runway with jump pit. Work was completed in the summer of 2016.

Fulton High Falcons

Conversion of existing natural grass field to synthetic turf. Work included excavation and grading, drainage, perimeter curbing, stone base laser grading, synthetic turf install with rubber/sand infill.Work was completed in the summer of 2016.

Bearden High Bulldogs

Conversion of existing natural grass field to synthetic turf. Work included excavation and grading, drainage, perimeter curbing, stone base laser grading, synthetic turf install with rubber/sand infill. The running track was also renewed. The old rubber surface was milled up and a new 6 lane track was paved and rubberized with a new surface. New field events were built for the shot put, discus and high jump. Work was completed in the summer of 2016.

Farragut High Admirals

Conversion of existing natural grass field to synthetic turf. Work included excavation and grading, soil import, drainage, perimeter curbing, stone base laser grading, synthetic turf install with rubber/sand infill. The 9 lane running track was rebuilt in the previous year with new stone base, asphalt and rubber surfacing. A new shot put sector and long jump runway with landing pit were built during the summer of 2016 in conjunction with the turf field project.