Fort Myers High School getting new turf field thanks to grant from Miami Dolphins

Writer: Matthew Seaver
Outside of Fort Myers Senior High School. (Credit: WINK News)
Outside of Fort Myers Senior High School. (Credit: WINK News)

The Fort Myers High School Edison Stadium is getting a new turf field thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Miami Dolphins. The grant is part of the National Football League Grassroots Program.

“We are grateful to the Miami Dolphins and the NFL for the grant to install synthetic turf on Sam Sirianni Field,” says Fort Myers High School Principal Dr. Robert Butz in a statement. “The current condition of the field means we can only use it for games, forcing our athletic teams, marching band, JROTC and other groups to find alternative space for their practices or daily activities. We look forward to relieving this burden and offering our students a first-class facility.”

Installation of the new turf is expected to begin at the conclusion of this year’s fall football season in December. The School District of Lee County says it expects the project to be completed in March 2023.

The $250,000 grant for the field is part of $6 million in grants for field refurbishments that the NFL Foundation Grassroots Program will provide this year.

The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program has supported the building and refurbishing of 416 football fields across the country since 1998.

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