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New Turf at Nienhuis a Milestone for B.A.

FOOTBALL FRIENDLY: The new state-of-the-art turf at the Nienhuis Football Complex, 3201 N. 9th St., is a plus for Broken Arrow.

On Friday, July 14, the City of Broken Arrow, along with the Broken Arrow Youth Football Association, celebrated the opening of two new artificial turf fields at the Nienhuis Football Complex, 3201 N. 9th St. Broken Arrow voters approved construction of the turf fields as part of the 2014 General Obligation bond package. The cost to install the artificial turf was $1.2 million. BA Youth Football contributed $50,000. Football and lacrosse teams plan to yse the fields year-round.

“It’s rare to find city-owned turf playing fields for leagues to play on, so we’re thrilled that the voters of Broken Arrow supported a financing package to convert grass fields into artificial turf for our kids,” said Chad Lott, pPresident of the Broken Arrow Youth Football Association.

The new turf fields provide many advantages over regular grass fields, which can wear out over time and have to continually be maintained. Turf fields allow for almost unlimited usage, and heavy rainfall does not impact field conditions.

“The accessibility of youth sports is what draws many families to live in Broken Arrow,” says Parks and Recreation Director Scott Esmond. “These new turf fields will take the football and lacrosse experience to a whole new level, and the city is proud to partner with B.A. Youth Football to make this happen.”

Updated 08-13-2017

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