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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

RHS fields receive excellent G-max ratings for safety.

I just saw on the District homepage that the G-max tests that measure the softness (and safety) of the RHS Stadium and Stevens fields came in, and they show that the fields are rated well within the safety levels for artificial turf fields. Those who are worried about the results of flooding possibly affecting the cushioning of the fields can rest a little easier now. There was some dispute at last night's BOE meeting between neighbors who feel important information is being withheld, and there was confusion among some neighbors who felt that G-max tests had something to do with drainage. I haven't had time yet to write anything on this topic this week, but the good news is the fields are playable, they are being cared for according to the recommendations of the turf manufacturer, FieldTurf, and they are safe. This is good news in time for LAX Day, which is this Saturday, May 14, the primary events for which will take place at the RHS fields.

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