Sports Construction Group has begun construction of a new synthetic turf system at Youngstown State University's Stambaugh Stadium.

Sports Construction Group begins turf installation at Youngstown State

Sports Construction Group L.L.C. (SCG), a leading builder of both natural and synthetic turf athletic fields, has begun construction of a new synthetic turf system at Youngstown State University’s Stambaugh Stadium.

SCG will install a Shaw Sportexe PowerBlade HP+ synthetic turf system, which combines the appearance of natural grass with the engineered performance of modern synthetic turf. It is specially designed to enhance player speed and performance while providing for maximum player safety.

Stambaugh Stadium seats 20,630 and has been home to the Penguins since the early 1980s. The multipurpose complex serves the YSU football team, which holds four national titles in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision, and also hosts varsity soccer games and intramural events.

In addition, SCG recently installed Shaw Sportexe PowerBlade HP+ synthetic turf on YSU’s Watson and Tressel Training Site, an indoor practice facility for the football team.

“Nobody builds quality athletic fields like Sports Construction Group. Their experience at the pro, collegiate and high school levels is unparalleled,” said Ron Strollo, YSU athletic director. “We saw this first hand with their work on our new Watson and Tressel Training Site. It made SCG the obvious choice for the field construction at Stambaugh Stadium.”

“We are thrilled to have received our second contract from YSU.  We look forward to continuing this partnership and contributing to the future success of Penguins football and the entire athletic program,” said Paul Franks, president of SCG. 

Sports Construction Group is a sports field specialty contractor that handles all phases of natural turf and synthetic turf jobs, from excavation and sub base through

installation and maintenance. SCG has more than 50 years of construction experience, including more than 20 years of expertise building high-performance sports fields.

SCG’s clients include one-fourth of National Football League teams, one-fifth of Major League Baseball teams and scores of top-tier collegiate and high school teams. On the

SCG roster are some of the most recognizable sport facilities in the nation: Yankee Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, Progressive Field, Soldier Field, Heinz Field, Cleveland

Browns Stadium, Notre Dame Stadium and Northwestern’s Ryan Field, along with dozens of minor league, collegiate, high school and community systems. More information is

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