Manville High School, NJ
When the officials with Manville Public Schools looked around their athletic facilities, they felt something needed to be done. It wasn’t a lack of space or amenities, but overall, everything was in a serious need of an upgrade.
In the summer of 2021, the Mustangs received those upgrades. ATT Sports worked in concert with Keystone Sports Construction, along with Halecon on a total facelift of Ned Panfile Stadium, replacing the worn turf field and aging latex running track. The project also included a reconfiguration of field events, new walkways around the stadium and work needed for the school to upgrade their softball and baseball fields.
The result, as the kids like to say, as a “Glow up.”
Manville upgraded their running track to a Rekortan M “sandwich system” surface that will last more than a decade, all while being significantly better on runners or walkers who utilize it every day. By relocating the discus cage, shot put landing area and long/triple jump runways, the Mustangs also improved the usability of the entire facility. The improvements mean the school could play host to larger track meets in the future.
The entire project stemmed from conversations about the track and turf as far back as 2017. Delayed by the global pandemic in 2020, work pushed ahead in 2021 with all parties fighting material and labor shortages and completing the project in time for the Mustangs to host a home football game on Sept. 17. The game was much more than the debut of the renovations. Manville was hit particularly hard by flooding from Hurricane Ida. The school wanted to use the game as a chance to thank the first responders who were called into action in the wake of the storm. They also wanted to use the game to display the community’s resiliency.
Mostly, we would like to recognize and thank the Manville Public Schools officials who worked diligently for years to make this renovation a reality and make the construction process as smooth as it could be.
Manville High School's stadium received a much-needed facelift during the summer of 2021.