Pine-Richland’s stadium has been used so much since it opened in 2001 that its artificial turf is wearing out.

The cost of replacing it, which could be $300,000 to $400,000 or more, was the topic of discussion Tuesday at Pine-Richland (PA) school board’s planning meeting. No action was taken as board members debated how the cost fit in with the district’s capital improvements plan and the 2009-10 operating budget.

Superintendent James C. Manley said the artificial turf has become rippled and worn to the point that it is a safety concern. He noted that a rubberized mat and drainage system beneath the turf not need to be replaced.

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