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Conwell-Egan Catholic breaks ground on turf field


Construction has begun on a new synthetic turf field for the soccer and lacrosse programs at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School (CEC) in Fairless Hills.

The field’s existing natural grass will be replaced with a state-of-the-art Sprinturf system.

“Installing a new turf field is an added benefit to our already stellar athletic program, and we look forward to watching our student-athletes compete,” said CEC Athletics Director Patrick Donlen. “Upgrading the turf is yet another enhancement to the CEC campus that improves the student experience and the community our school serves. Replacing the existing grass at CEC will benefit the community for years to come.”

CEC serves approximately 450 students in grades nine to 12. Students utilize the field for soccer and lacrosse, as well as physical education classes.

Synthetic turf is known to provide many benefits including reduced maintenance, the ability to have more efficient programming, consistent performance, and a source of pride for the community.

The project will include not only artificial turf, but new perimeter fencing and updated landscaping along Wistar Road and Queen Anne Drive.

Construction is expected to be completed by September, with girls and boys soccer as the first fall sports expected to practice on the new field.