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A local landmark will be receiving an upgrade over the spring and summer months. Bloom High School’s Sarff Field will be undergoing a number of improvements that will include a new Trojan blue turf field. Though the natural grass of the field has been a staple of Bloom football history, the new turf will allow the field to be used more frequently and lessen the overall annual maintenance costs. The surrounding track and event areas will also be resurfaced to compliment the new Trojan blue field.The revitalization project was possible through the partnership of Mayor David A. Gonzalez’s administration and District 206, who together successfully obtaining a grant under the Qualified School Construction Bond Program that will help fund much needed renovations at both the Bloom and Bloom Trail campuses.
“I am thrilled to be a part of this groundbreaking event and to witness the start of these improvements at historic Sarff Field,” said Mayor Gonzalez. “It is a great day for the students, the District and our city.”
“We are excited to roll out these upgrades to the field ahead of the next school year," Bloom 206 Superintendent Lenell Navarre said. “Sarff Field has been a key part of Bloom’s history in athletics and continues to be a great place for students and the Chicago Heights community at large to enjoy.”
Sarff Field will be closed during the renovations, but will reopen near the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.
Mayor Gonzalez and Supt. Navarre (center), participating in the groundbreaking ceremony
with (l. to r.) Athletic Director Joe Reda, Architect Mario Planera, Bloom 206 Board President Henry Drake, and Business Manager Ken Korbel.