Step One: Pull Up the Carpet to See What's Underneath

Major Work Begins To Restore Octagon Field

Updated 5 weeks ago David Stone
Major Work Begins To Restore Octagon Field
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As RIOC promised last week, the first major stage of work in bringing Octagon Field up to the standards of safety and usability athletes and fans are right to expect has begun.

A crew was on hand this morning and the gravelly surface beneath the turf in some sections was already exposed by 10:00.

According to RIOC Vice-President John O'Reilly, after the turf is pulled pack, the conditions underneath need to be evaluated. It's a necessary step in determining how much work will be required to bring the foundation to a level where laying down a new carpet can be effective.

Worn out artificial surface rolled back, exposing undersurface for the first time in ten years.
Worn out artificial surface rolled back, exposing undersurface for the first time in ten years.
© David Stone / Roosevelt island Daily

That's a major unknown, at this point, but we expect to get regular updates from RIOC.

One of the tears in the old carpet that made Octagon Field unsafe.
One of the tears in the old carpet that made Octagon Field unsafe.
© David Stone / Roosevelt island Daily

Best case scenario has players kicking and chasing soccer balls again in the autumn.

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