The 2018-19 school year will be an exciting time for the Mount Si Wildcats high school athletic programs.
Brand-new synthetic artificial turf was installed at the Mount Si High School Stadium this summer. Work began on the installation following the final day of school in June and was completed in mid-July.
Mount Si Wildcats athletic director Darren Brown couldn’t be more excited about the latest addition to the Wildcats athletic facilities. Brown said was the first time the playing surface at Mount Si High School has been updated since 2005, which was in his third season as the Wildcats head soccer coach.
“We were definitely overdue for a resurfacing. The old turf was really grinded down and it was getting to the point where it was almost AstroTurf,” Brown said of the 14-year-old playing surface installed in 2005. “The turf was so hard. Having the new (turf) is going to be nice for sure.”
Brown said the new synthetic artificial turf that was recently installed is state of the art.
“It is almost grasslike and has a grasslike feel it. The blades on it are really long. It is beautiful and are very pretty looking. It is like replacing a carpet that had gone bad,” Brown explained.
Brown said the newly installed synthetic turf has a 10-year manufacturing warranty on it as well.
“It’s good for the kids, it’s good for our student athletes and it’s just good for everybody in the community that we have this new surface,” Brown said with pride.