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Hoover’s Buccaneer Stadium to get new playing surface

Brant Berry | PrepsNet

Hoover, AL – The Hoover City School Board has approved a plan to replace the field turf and track surfaces at Buccaneer Stadium.  

The $3.5 million dollar budget includes replacing the artificial playing surfaces at Hoover High’s on-campus football fields and the installation of new polyurethane track surfaces at Buccaneer Stadium and Spain Park‘s Jaguar Stadium.  

The plan to install polyurethane track surfaces was meet with some objection.  Hoover High track coach Devon Hind recommended that the board consider a higher quality Mondo surface, similar to track surfaces at neighboring Vestavia Hills and Mountain Brook‘s Spartan Stadium.  

The board approved Superintendent Kathy Murphy’s plan to proceed with installation of the turf and polyurethane surfaces but left the door open to upgrade to the higher quality surfaces.

The upgrades, as currently approved, would come in at a total cost of $2.74 million.  The upgraded track option, at both facilities, would add an additional $734,000 bringing the total cost of the project to just over $3.4 million.  

The board will officially decide which track surface will be installed, at both facilities, during a special called meeting on Tuesday April 25th.