Wendell A. Barwood Arena, More Than Just Ice?
Indoor Turf Possibility
The Parks & Recreation Director and the
School’s Athletic Director continue to work on the indoor turf possibility for
WABA. As of 10:30am this morning, it
looks like the purchase of the product from Leverone Field House at Dartmouth
is coming together. Several confirmed
donations have come forward through the Athletic Department to purchase the
turf. They are working on details
related to off season storage and connecting with Dartmouth who would be
available to assist with installation.
Also working with Skip Weinbel from Weinbel Sports Surfaces to assist
with custom fitting for the WABA. You might start hearing some chatter about it
and wanted you to be aware that it is highly probable that this will become a
reality. We still have to work on off
season storage, timelines for installation and usage, yearly maintenance costs
(not a major concern but possible during installation each year) programming
opportunities and how we would manage the facility and potential costs.