After Wheeling Island Stadium got hit with flooding back in February, problems started emerging on the turf.
Mud and dirt started to surface onto the playing field. The Ohio County Board of Education said that they were considering ripping out the turf, replacing the rubber, and putting it back, making it a very costly project.
But now it looks like they won’t have to go that route. Assistant Superintendent for Ohio County Schools Rick Jones says, “it looks like we may be able to just clean it with a machine that they have. It’ll be in the range of $8000-$9000 as opposed to $160,000.”
They are testing out the method this week to see if it will work. This should not impact the OVAC All-Star game coming up later this month.