Aug. 7, 2019

  • The Jaguar logo has been placed in the center of Century's turf field. The Century teal was a color that required a special order and long lead time, but installation was just in time for the start of the new school year.

    aerial view of Jaguar logo on turf field

    installation of Jaguar logo on turf field

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Time-Lapse Video

April 1, 2019

  • Century commemorated the opening of its new synthetic turf field and lights with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 1, 2019. The $2.63 million project allows for all-season and evening use, and fulfills the 2017 Bond's promise to replace an aging facility and provide an equitable environment for the Century community. Now, all high schools in the district have lighted turf fields. Speakers at the ceremony highlighted the impacts of the project on themselves and Century students. They also expressed their gratitude for the community's support and to the voters who approved the bond in November 2017.

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March 26, 2019

  • Over spring break, crews cut into the synthetic turf and glued down the markings for various sports.

    See the diagram for the turf markings.

    Century turf striping

    Century turf striping

    Century turf striping

March 20, 2019

  • Crews stretch synthetic turf at Century

    Century turf installation

    March 20, 2019

    Top photo: Crews stretch the turf across the e-layer on Century's field.

    Bottom photo: Installation of the turf is at about 80%.

March 15, 2019

  • Century turf field e-layer installed

    The foundation for the synthetic turf field, called the "e-layer," was completely installed on March 15. The e-layer is a poured-in-place, permeable padding that provides a seamless, consistent underlayment for synthetic turf.

March 11, 2019

  • Century turf e-layer installation

    On March 11, contractors started installing the e-layer base for the synthetic turf field. The e-layer comprises rubber granulate that is mixed with a polyurethane binder, then poured over the base gravel to form a padded foundation. The rolling machine on the right smooths out the material.

March 8, 2019

  • Century turf field installation

    Equipment and materials stand ready to be placed on the Century turf field on March 8. Installation will resume once wintry weather is over.

Feb. 25, 2019

  • Century turf snow day

    On Feb. 25, snow blanketed the region, which postponed the continuation of the turf field installation at Century. The base gravel held enough heat to melt most of the snow, while the track and surrounding fields were covered in white. Work will resume when the weather forecast does not include snow or rain.

Feb. 8, 2019

  • Century turf field gravel base

    Century turf field sidewalk construction Top photo: Base gravel has been laid on the field. After compaction, an additional layer of fine gravel will be installed.

    Bottom photo: Framing has been set up for upcoming concrete pours (weather permitting) for curb and sidewalk near the bleachers.

Feb. 1, 2019

  • Century light pole installation

    Century light pole installation

    Sidewalk and curb preparation

    Photos 1 and 2: On Friday, Feb. 1, the light poles were installed on the Century field.

    Photo 3: Crews are also preparing to install sidewalk and curb next to the bleachers.

Jan. 29, 2019

  • Aerial view of Century turf construction

    Trenching for light pole bases

    Light pole base installation

    The gravel base has been laid. Crews are trenching and installing the bases for the light poles. Installation of the light poles is expected to occur on Friday, Feb. 1.

  • Century turf aerial photo

    Century turf gravel installation

    Century turf storm drain installation

    Rock base is brought to the site by truck, dumped, then spread over the special liner placed on the field. After the rock is graded, it is then compacted. Crews are also installing and connecting new under-field pipes that will help in draining stormwater from the synthetic turf field.

Jan. 10, 2019

  • Century field - cement amendment

    Century field - cement amendment

    Cement amendment is being applied to stabilize the ground and provide a foundation for the new field. Next steps are the addition and grading of gravel and soil.

Jan. 8, 2019

  • Century turf field project

    It looks like a muddy mess, but the ground is nearly ready for application of the cement amendment. Pending weather conditions, this work is expected to take place on Thursday, Jan. 10.

Jan. 2, 2019

  • Century turf preparations

    All the old natural grass has been removed, and crews continue with excavation work to prepare the ground for the synthetic turf.

Dec. 28, 2018

  • Century turf excavation

    Excavation prepares the ground for the different layers of amended soil and gravel that will underlie the new synthetic turf.

Dec. 19, 2018

  • Century turf field excavation begins

    Excavation kicks off work on the synthetic turf field. The groundwork is slated to be completed before track season in spring, followed by installation of the turf.

Dec. 4, 2018

  • Construction staging area for Century turf field

    Fencing has been erected to secure the staging area to prepare for construction of the new turf field. This is where equipment and materials will be placed. For your safety, please stay out of the staging and construction zones.

Oct. 2018

  • Turf Field Site Plan - The site plan has been developed and the project is currently in the land use process. Click on the image below to view the full site plan (PDF).

    Site plan for Century turf field


Aug. 1, 2018

  • An informational neighborhood meeting was held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Century HS library to review the bond project for a new synthetic turf field with lights.



  • April 1, 2019 - crews provide the finishing touches, and Century commemorates the opening of the turf field with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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  • March 18, 2019 - Installation of the synthetic turf has begun.

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  • March 15, 2019 - "e-layer" foundation is complete.

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  • Feb. 1, 2019 - light poles were installed around the field.

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  • Dec. 19, 2018 - work has begun on preparing the turf field.

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  • Dec. 3, 2018 - staging has begun to prepare for construction of the new turf field.

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  • Aug. 1, 2018 - neighborhood meeting held to review turf field plan.

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