Islip, NY – Islip Town officials broke ground on constructing a new turf field at Broadway Ave. Park in Sayville will play host to athletes of 3 popular sports. The new turf field will be lined for men’s football, women’s, and men’s lacrosse, replacing the multi-purpose grass field built in 2014.

“It will be much easier for the leagues to play in all weather-related conditions without worrying about damaging the grass turf,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “The natural grass field is used regularly throughout the year.  Field maintenance and grass growing are very difficult, with no practice and game schedule downtime. The field is used year-round, and the grass turf does not have time to recover from the wear and tear,” explained the Supervisor.

Attending the ground-breaking were athletes from the Sayville community; Sayville Youth Football President Dan Holahan; Sayville Youth Lacrosse President Steve Mercorella; Supervisor Angie Carpenter; Tom Owens, Commissioner DPW, and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs; Deputy Commissioner Deirdre Whalberg and Kara Welling, representing Councilman John M. Lorenzo.