Phillipsburg High School, NJ

When upgrading to an artificial turf field, many schools can be left with a bit of a dilemma. Their existing running track might be in good enough shape to need just a resurface, but the runways and event areas are being completely replaced, creating the need for ground-up track surfacing.

A school should want the old and new surfacing to match; in color, texture and quality, but replacing the entire track before it needs to be isn’t a prudent way for schools to spend their money.

Phillipsburg High School in New Jersey was facing this issue when the Stateliners were building a new turf field for their powerhouse football program. The solution was to build new runways and a high jump pad using the Spurtan BV “sandwich system” but just resurface the existing oval.

The sandwich system is a 14mm surface with a 5mm embedded top. The oval got a new 5mm embedded top, making it, for all intents and purposes, a brand new track.

ATT Sports with Landtek on this project, which began in the fall of 2018 and finished in the spring of 2019. The end result is essentially an entirely new facility fitting for a school with as proud of an athletic tradition as Phillipsburg has. It’s something cross-river rival Easton High School should be plenty envious of.