Turf, bleachers added to Wayne Schneider stadium
by TP staff
Mar 07, 2013 | 1730 views | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Football field taking shape
Tracy High principal Jason Noll looks over the progress laying down the artificial turf at Tracy High’s Wayne Schneider Stadium on Thursday, March 7. Over 50 yards of turf have been installed at the new stadium.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Tracy High Principal Jason Noll is accustomed to constant construction on the 11th Street campus.

Over the past several years, teachers and students have endured dust and noise as outdated classrooms and portable buildings were torn down and the new James C. Franco classroom building and other structures went up.

The latest addition, a new version of Wayne Schneider Stadium, is finally taking shape.

“For six years we’ve had construction, so it’s nothing different, but it’s exciting now,” Noll said. “(Students and teachers) see the bleachers, and it’s like, ‘Wow!’ For so long it was the dirt field, so they’re very excited.”

On Thursday, March 7, construction crews from Southern Bleacher of Texas continued work on the stands on both sides of the field. Next week, the contractor is scheduled to use a crane to set the pre-assembled press box atop the home-side bleachers fronting East Street.

Also at work was a crew from Pro Spectra Contract Flooring of San Diego, which laid the plastic foam base and synthetic grass for the new football and soccer field.

As of Thursday, Pro Spectra had yet to stitch in the yard lines, hash marks and big T — for Tracy — at the 50-yard line.

Construction manager Anthony Continente of RGM and Associates, Tracy Unified School District’s engineering consultant, said Pro Spectra will take three weeks to finish the artificial turf, and Southern Bleacher’s work is on a similar timeline.

Completion of those projects will clear the way for work on the all-weather track.

The entire project is expected to be complete by June 10.

• Contact Bob Brownne at 830-4227 or brownne@tracypress.com.

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tracyhighsports
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March 08, 2013
Numerous photos of the construction are at http://www.tracyhighfootball.com
WOWreally?
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March 07, 2013
Wouldn't it be a treat if the 2013 seniors could graduate on their own turf on June 1, 2013?

I am hoping they can bump up the production and make it happen.



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