It has been brought to our attention that there is a “Brookwood 2.0″ proposal.
As we read about this proposal WE HAVE GREAT CONCERNS!
Our first concern being that the statements that are made are not true. The field has had several improvements such as irrigations system updates such as field and surrounding areas, bleacher replacements, bathroom and parking lot expansions to name a few.
The statement that soccer can be played there is dimensionally untrue the fields are different. Astroturf lines must to be painted on; football and soccer lines are different. The basic repairs will not compare to Astroturf costs.
The bands would be discouraged to practice on the field as the foot traffic would ware down the lines.
This field would only be able to be used for games.
Other concerns about this proposal is the reality of completely digging up the entire field; pour a permanent concrete base (parking lot) with drainage only to stick a fake carpet down that will only last a limited lifetime and will have to be replaced. We have already purchased equipment to maintain Brookwood. Astroturf requires specialized equipment and specialized maintenance. The rocket football and other groups would be required to pay to use this facility.
This is not the time to spend money on a proposal such as this as the tax payers have already put forth tax money towards the Brookwood Complex.
The lack of proper maintenance combined with budget cuts has directly affected the decline of The Brookwood Complex which could be repaired. To completely replace a football field with a ridiculous costly proposal is outrageous.
Suggestions to repair
•Early in the spring install drain tile and re-pitch if necessary
•Spend the monies to improving the irrigation system we have
•Hire a skilled and motivated Maintenance /Grounds Director and allow the budget to properly maintain The Brookwood Complex.
The lack of proper maintenance combined with budget cuts has directly affected the decline of The Brookwood Complex which all could be repaired.
Several local tax payers