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Parents of students on Parkland's soccer, lacrosse and field hockey teams have written to the district and urged officials to consider investing in turf. They say they believe their children are at a disadvantage because they don't have regular access to a turf field. The findings of a five year study published by the American Journal of Sports Medicine showed that playing on turf is safer than natural grass. Adidas Superstar Navy Stripe
and track stadium. In fall 2013, those games were spread across 55 days.
jects at Lehigh and DeSales universities, will present its findings to the board this fall. If school directors sign off on the project, installation would begin in the spring, Sniscak said during a presentation before the board. At present, the estimated installation cost is $750,000. Parkland could use its capital reserves to pay for the project and avoid incurring new debt or raising taxes. Adidas Superstar Womens Size 7 The school district's last capital project involving an athletic facility was installing bleachers in 2001 at the football stadium. Each fall, there are 36 regular soccer games played at the soccer Adidas Superstar Trainers Black And White
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use of the field on Parkland High's campus in South Whitehall Township. That means one team always has an off site practice. If turf were installed at the stadium, the high school's boys and girls soccer and lacrosse teams, as well as the field hockey team, could use the stadium for home games. The district could avoid transportation costs associated with busing students to off site fields for practice or games and more youth athletic programs would rent the facility. In addition, Parkland could host soccer, lacrosse and field hockey conference, district, and state championship games, all of which are played on turf. Parkland is the only district of its size in the Lehigh Valley without a turf field.
Athletes suffered a lower rate of concussions, ACL trauma, severe injuries and ligament tears on turf, the study showed. The Parkland School Board on Tuesday hired Timothy A. Chorones to serve as the next Foge.