(O’FALLON, Illinois) – The Family Sports Park of O’Fallon, Illinois is about to get a major facelift with a new multi-sport complex set to open this fall. The complex includes seven new fields featuring Shaw Sports Turf, among other amenities. The new fields will be primarily used for lacrosse, travel and recreation soccer, and fitness/training activities.
With an anticipated 2,000 games to be played on each of these fields every year, the parks and recreation department of O’Fallon needed a playing surface that could withstand both wear and weather. A natural grass field could not stand up to this level of play. The durability of their fields was also important for attracting tournaments to the area. A resilient playing surface is essential; no one wants to travel 3-5 hours to a tournament that could get rained out or cancelled due to field conditions. [Read more…]