- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The Oxford Chargers Athletic Booster Club is raising $1 million to bring synthetic turf to the Oxford School District’s athletic facilities.

Campaign plans include placing synthetic turf on the Bobby Holcomb field at the stadium, the baseball-softball indoor practice complex, Bramlett Elementary School’s courtyard area and the new multipurpose field on the Oxford High School campus.

Booster Club officials tell WTVA-TV in Tupelo (http://bit.ly/SGOEkC0 ) they hope to install the synthetic turf by the start of the 2014 school year.

Club leaders say the synthetic turf will be the most cost effective choice for the school district, saying it will last longer and cost less to maintain than the current turf.


They say it costs the school $15,000 a year in maintenance costs to maintain the stadium field.

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Information from: WTVA-TV, http://www.wtva.com