Bids were opened Wednesday for the artificial turf project planned for this summer at Henry County High School’s Patriot Stadium.

Henry County Director of Schools Leah Watkins said 14 total bids were received for the work, including bids for the drainage lines, asphalt and the turf itself.

The project will include the field and the track around it, so bids were received for portions of both projects.

Watkins said she was pleased at the turnout at the bid opening, and many companies were there to ask questions and discuss the project.

She said she’s not yet sure when the Board of Education will vote on the bids, but said the bids would be reviewed carefully.

The decision to replace the field with artificial turf was made in a unanimous vote at a Board of Education meeting in February.

The current field, which has natural grass, has had problems for years, including drainage issues that have forced it to hold water. This has become a problem, especially during football season.

The board is prepared to spend up to $875,000 on the entire project. The  Quarterback Club, a booster club for the football team, has pledged $118,000 toward the artificial turf.

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