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Construction Begins To Convert Dell Rapids High School Football Field To FieldTurf

Rachel Harden

Rachel Harden

Director of Public Relations


MERIDEN, Kan. - Mammoth Sports Construction crews on Wednesday began converting the Dell Rapids High School Football Field to FieldTurf, which will provide a safe, year-round artificial surface available for practices, games, and community use.  


The contract and purchase order for installation of turf was made by Dell Rapids School District through Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing.  


Crews are installing FieldTurf Vertex CORE 2.50 inch turf, an elite surface equipped with two types of fibers for a combination of performance and beauty. When complete, middle school and high school athletic teams, marching band, and PE classes will use the field without worrying about mud, markings, or uneven surfaces. 


“When you can use Sourcewell you’re getting a good product for a price that’s been looked at and is reasonable. It’s a streamlined process that saves money while being on time and getting what you want with your dollars,” said Dell Rapids Athletic Director and Facility Manager Jeff Dvorak. “We’ve never had turf before, it’s huge investment and big deal. I'm looking forward to that first game next fall.” 


Installation is expected to be complete by the beginning of August, in time for fall football camp.  


The surface conversion adds to the football field upgrades completed in recent years, including a new videoboard and scoreboard. The middle school and high school football teams will move practice to the field, away from space constraints and safety concerns imposed by the prior practice field.  


“We are thrilled to partner with the Dell Rapids School District for this game-changing turf installation,” said Mammoth President Micah Aberson, who is based at the Sioux Falls Mammoth office. “We can’t wait to see what this upgrade does for the coaches, student-athletes, and fans. Congrats to the Quarriers and the entire Dell Rapids community!”   


Mammoth Sports builds fields and facilities for teams in the NFL, Big 10, SEC, Big 12, MIAA, NSIC, NAIA, GLVC, KCAC, Heart of America, and Gulf South conferences, along with thousands of high schools. Since its founding in 2008, it has expanded and acquired services including golf course construction, concrete products and supply, general construction, and architecture and engineering design. In 2021 it acquired a full-service marketing and creative services firm. 


Mammoth is based in Meriden, Kansas, and has offices in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Lenexa, Kansas. Learn more at 

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