This offseason, turf fields were installed at several Hillsborough County high schools, including Freedom and Gaither. Other schools, such as Steinbrenner and Wharton already had turf fields.
In total, 15 of the 28 public schools in Hillsborough have artificial turf fields, while over the next few years, all schools will have the turf installed, according to the county. The schools also received other upgrades. Video scoreboards were added to every public school football field and to every high school and middle school gym.
Over in Pasco, Athletic Director Matt Wicks said the county plans “to start rolling out some (turf fields) if the ‘Penny for Pasco’ referendum is passed in November.”