The Orbit: Stadium Improvements On Display

The following article is from the RMHS school newspaper “The Orbit”

New Turf and Track Are the Key Features

Nate Johnson (’23) and Carter Learned (’23)
October 6, 2022

RMHS showcased its new turf field for the first time during the football team’s 21-0 home opener win against Danvers on September 23.  

The RMHS stadium has a fresh surface for its field and track.

After months of construction, the stadium turf was finished on September 22, 2022. The project had displaced the spring sports teams when the construction began, and the fall sports teams had been fighting for time on Turf II. The completion of the stadium turf will provide more opportunities for teams to practice and play as well as a safer option for those competing on it. Athletic Director Mr. Zaya confirmed in an interview that this was the first major renovation that stadium has had since the turf was first put in during 2007-2008.

The project included putting in new turf for the stadium and a new surface for the track, a new scoreboard, landscaping, and a retrofit for stadium lighting. The company in charge of the $3 million project approved by a Town Meeting was Activitas, an athletic facilities designer and landscaping company based out of Dedham, Massachusetts. Activitas has a good reputation in New England, having done work on many facilities at local colleges and high schools. They have also completed projects at Gillette Stadium and Harvard University. They previously completed the Turf II project at RMHS in 2019. [Read More on The Orbit]

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