A new look for an old friend - John Cistone Field and Green Street Stadium
Since Green Street Stadium was constructed in 1949, Cistone Field, with its natural grass surface, has survived unpredictable northeast Ohio weather and a multitude of school and community events — about 70 to 80 a year.
All stadium renovations were complete for our first home game of the 2005 football season. Here are some facts about our new stadium:
A New Look And Feel With Field Turf
We installed field turf, a type of artificial turf that is popular for its similarities to natural grass but is much more durable and safe because there are no divots, erosions, or inconsistencies that can cause injuries.
Artificial turf also makes sense economically. In maintenance alone, STVM spends about $18,500 a year to care for the natural grass surface. This cost has all but disappeared, as there is virtually no cost to take care of field turf, other than occasional vacuuming, raking and cleaning.
Improved Usability And Durability
A durable synthetic surface allows STVM to hold more events throughout the year, without sacrificing field conditions and risking injury to participants. This includes:
Serving The Greater Akron Community
Akron Public School, area Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), and pee-wee teams will also be able to use the field for both football and soccer.
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