OHS prepares for summer renovations


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As the school year comes to a close, the track begins to be painted red.

Many changes are happening at OHS this summer. The school will be getting new heating and air conditioning units, stair tread, and a refurbished roof.

In addition to all these changes, OHS will be getting a new football field for the 2018-2019 school year.

The last time OHS got a new football field was in 2007. Homeguides.sfgate.com claims that football fields need to be replaced every five to ten years.

“We are at a point where there is no actual turf fibers left and it is like it has gotten a haircut,” Athletic Director Becky Czuppon said. “That is why it looks black because there is no fiber holding it in.”

Construction of the field will begin around May 15. Rather than the field being a single color of green, it will be two different shades of green alternating every five yards. The soccer lines will be yellow and a new tiger logo will be in the center of the field .

“The actual development of what turf is it has advanced so much in the past 10 years,” Czuppon said. “The field we have now is like one piece of plastic turf sewn through to hold it together.”

The new field is going to have different fibers holding the rubber pellets down in the ground.

Planning to get a new football field has been in the budget for several years. Mehlville received a new field last year while Oakville had its gym floors replaced, and now MHS will be getting new gym floors while OHS receives a new field.

Along with the new football field, the track is being spray painted red to make it look more like a traditional track.

“We are getting a whole new look out there,” Czuppon said.