Canterbury School in New Milford starts new field project

Canterbury School student-athletes gathered with Head of School Rachel Stone (far right) and Director of Athletics and Head Football Coach Jim Stone (far left) to mark the start of construction for the school's new turf and stadium complex, scheduled for completion in the fall.

Canterbury School student-athletes gathered with Head of School Rachel Stone (far right) and Director of Athletics and Head Football Coach Jim Stone (far left) to mark the start of construction for the school’s new turf and stadium complex, scheduled for completion in the fall.

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NEW MILFORD — Construction has started on a new turf field, track and stadium complex at the Canterbury School’s 150-acre campus on Aspetuck Avenue. The project is expected to be completed by the fall, an annuouncement said.

The multi-purpose facility will feature a state-of-the-art, all-weather, all-season synthetic playing field lined for football and lacrosse; bleacher seating for 340 spectators; coaching boxes; and a six/eight-lane track. Stadium lighting will allow multiple sports to compete on the turf for night games and afford more hours for practice and off-season conditioning. The facility will be open to all Canterbury students for recreation and exercise and offer another campus venue to expand student life and weekend activities, according to an announcement.

The $4.15 million project will provide Canterbury with a second turf facility, located adjacent to the school’s existing synthetic field that was built in 2013. Initially approved in January 2020 and scheduled for completion later that same summer, the project was put on hold last year due to the pandemic. Construction was reapproved during the spring meeting of Canterbury’s Board of Trustees, and the targeted date of completion is October.