The South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools is preparing to initiate a planned overhaul to the field turf and scoreboard of Korb Field at Brush High School during the next several months. The Korb Field Renovation Project is anticipated to begin later this spring with a planned completion timeframe of summer 2013, in preparation for next year’s football season. The current field turf has been in place since prior to the 2002 high school football season, approximately 11 years ago, and is three years beyond the then-anticipated life of the turf. The conditions of the field are becoming increasingly worn and unsafe for use by more than half of the student population at Brush High School who utilizes the facility through classes or extracurricular activities on a yearly basis. The project will also include the replacement of the scoreboard at the facility.
“This project has been deliberately planned for over the last several years, and the time has come for serious attention to Korb Field,” said District Superintendent Linda N. Reid. “Between our own internal use, outside use, and the fact that current surface is beyond the anticipated life of the turf, the time to act on this project is right now.”
The cost of the project, estimated to be $634,100 has been planned for by the purposeful setting-aside of funds that have primarily come from rental fees associated with use of Korb Field by outside entities. The district anticipates to have $500,000, or 80% of the total project cost, accumulated in the Stadium Reserve Fund, which will be applied to the total cost of the project. The balance of the cost will be paid for by sponsorships and advertisers. The district has also developed a number of resources for public information to help communicate the specific components of this project. Those resources are available by contacting the district athletic offices at 216-691-2121, or by visiting a specific page on the district Web site, www.sel.k12.oh.us/KorbField.aspx where visitors will find a project summary, Frequently-Asked-Questions and Ten Facts about the Korb Field Renovation Project.