SAN ANGELO, TX (July 15th, 2014) — – Angelo State University has hired Austin-based sports contractor Hellas Construction for yet another project to install an $1.8 million intramural athletic field totaling 238,000-square-foot of matrix synthetic turf with a scheduled completion date of late August. The Texas Tech University Board of Regents authorized the use of the Revenue Financing System to fund the total project cost. The Revenue Financing System will be repaid through debt service with the Outdoor Facility Conservation Fee.
Hellas is currently installing new bleachers and lights, a new press box and ADA-compliant sidewalks as part of ASU’s $1.2 million renovation of LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field. Crews will soon begin installing the new 225,000-square-foot intramural field, which will feature Hellas’ Matrix? synthetic turf.
ASU and Hellas Construction began partnering for renovations four years ago. In 2013, Hellas installed a $200,000 epiQ TRACKS? system and replaced the football grass surface with Matrix? synthetic turf, a $1.5 million project, thanks to donations by 1st Community Federal Credit Union, the San Angelo Health Foundation, Larry Clark and an anonymous donor. Hellas also replaced the softball field turf in the same year totaling close to $600,000. The facility was renamed Mayer Field after project donors Richard and Betty Mayer.
“Hellas is really a leader in the field,” said Angelo State President Brian J. May. “When you start looking at Hellas and their products and the fact that they have practically put turf in every major field in the State of Texas, not the least of which the Dallas Cowboys Stadium – that to me was an endorsement in itself. Having Hellas as a partner has been a true partnership and we have enjoyed working with them.”
Roland Murray, Business Development Manager for Hellas Construction, said, “We are very appreciative of the confidence Angelo State University has shown in Hellas Construction. From track and field, to football, softball and now intramurals, Hellas has teamed with the university to provide world-class athletic facilities for ASU.”
The first home game at the LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field will be held on Saturday, September 13 against Western State.
About Hellas Construction
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hellas Construction is a nationwide contractor with a strong reputation for delivering premium-quality sports construction projects across the United States. Hellas has the ability to custom-manufacture and install proprietary brands of synthetic surfaces for field sports, running tracks, and tennis courts, by controlling all related operations. For more information, visit hellasconstruction.com and matrix-turf.com or follow them on twitter and facebook.
About Angelo State University
Angelo State University is a public, coeducational, doctoral-level degree-granting university located in San Angelo, Texas. It was founded in 1928 as San Angelo College. It gained university status and awarded its first baccalaureate degrees in 1967 and graduate degrees in 1969, the same year it took on its current name, Angelo State University. It offers over 43 undergraduate programs and 21 graduate programs. It is a member of the Texas Tech University System.