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Villa Rica High School Celebrates New Stadium with a Virtual Ground Breaking

Dec 03 2020

Villa Rica High School is excited to break ground on its new athletic field at Sam McIntyre Stadium through a virtual event on Friday, Dec. 4 at 12 pm EST. Hosted by Sports Turf (@STCFieldBuilder) via Facebook Live, the “community event” will include a message from Carroll County School System Superintendent, Scott Cowart and Villa Rica High School Principal, Seth Rogers.

The stadium project was designed by Southern A&E, LLC and will be built by two west-Georgia based companies. J&R Construction will serve as Construction Manager and Sports Turf Company will be the subcontractor for the field and track installation. Sam McIntyre Stadium will feature a new artificial field, a synthetic track, home bleachers, concessions, restroom facilities, and parking adjacent to the stadium.

“We are excited to celebrate the start of the stadium project with the Villa Rica Community. Our goal is to create a premier complex for students, their families, and our community to enjoy for many years to come,” stated Superintendent Cowart.

 “J&R is honored to oversee the construction for this stadium,” said Steve Baird, J&R Construction Project Manager. “Our team is looking forward to watching the project come to fruition and bringing Villa Rica High School the best of the best.”

 “The Sports Turf team is pleased to have an opportunity to provide the community’s student-athletes with the safest and most durable field,” said Sports Turf Company President, Todd Wiggins. “It is important to celebrate the kick-off of the field construction with Villa Rica students, parents, coaches, and school staff, and we are glad to be able to safely join together online.”

Rogers added, “J&R Construction and Sports Turf will provide our students with the highest caliber surfaces and the most innovative facilities around West GA, hosting a variety of athletic events. Our community always looks forward to coming together to enjoy watching and cheering for high school sports, and we are excited to virtually witness the groundbreaking of this exciting project.”

About J&R Construction and Development

J&R Construction & Development’s mission is to provide the best value by offering the highest quality products and workmanship on time and within budget through architectural craftsmanship, engineering, integrity and honesty. Since 1986, J&R Construction has provided comprehensive construction management, design-build, and general contracting services guided by its core values.


About Sports Turf

Sports Turf specializes in the construction and installation of all different types of sport surfaces, including natural grass and artificial turf fields, tennis courts and track surfaces. In addition, Sports Turf Company serves as a consultant and owner’s advocate through the entire process of selecting the best facility solutions and surfaces to meet owners’ specific needs.

About Carroll County School System

Carroll County School System is a leader in STEM education and offers premier educational opportunities to approximately 15,000 students through its 23 schools and 2 College and Career Academy sites. The district is comprised of five clusters to serve the individual needs of each unique community within Carroll County. To learn more, visit

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