Images from the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new AstroTurf field at Englewood High School.

Englewood High School unveils new AstroTurf football field

Sept. 13, 2023 – Englewood High School is the latest Duval County Public School to score a new AstroTurf football field for student athletes.

The upgrade to the school’s Don Jarrett Stadium was unveiled on Friday, Sept. 8 in a special ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by current and former school leaders, district administrators, athletes, and members of the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation.

The event immediately preceded the school’s varsity game versus Ed White High School, giving student athletes a chance to enjoy the field for the very first time.

According to AstroTurf, students will now play on the company’s RootZone 3D3 52 system. The field is composed of “innovative nylon and boasts a heavy face weight, ensuring the best in player protection, aesthetics, and durability.”

Duval County Public Schools and Englewood High School would like to give a special thanks to the Jaguars Foundation and the NFL Foundation for their support and a $200,000 grant toward the project.

The district is also appreciative of the City of Jacksonville’s support of this project.  

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