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The Ellis County Press

MIDLOTHIAN - Two Midlothian Independent School District athletic fields have had issues with premature wear.

Fieldturf, the company contracted with the district, acknowledged the premature wear and set up two options for upgrades.

One, replace the two fields with the same product and no extended warranty dates, or two, an

upgraded product and full, 8-year warranties at 1/10 (approximately) the cost.

According to a press release issued by MISD, the district chose the upgrade so MISD will have two brand new upgraded fields with full 8-year warranties at a substantially discounted price.

The upgrade for both, the MISD Stadium and the high school fields, were approved at the Monday, June 21 board meeting.

  According to the Fieldturf contract, the total cost is:  $162,400.

This is the first upgrade since the 2004 bond election when the stadium was built at a cost of $15,013,248 and completed in 2006.

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