School board approves $700,000 for turf football field

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BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — School officials are attempting to save $60,000 annually by converting the Butte High School Football field to turf.

The Montana Standard reports ( board trustees voted unanimously to approve up to $700,000 in spending for the project.

Trustee Scott Ferguson says in addition to unknown savings from not having to water or fertilize the grass field, turf could save the district up to $15,000 on sod, $10,000 in summer maintenance wages, and about $12,000 in paint and labor.

Business Director J.R. Richardson says the cost of the turf can be covered by either the building fund or the metal mines fund.


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