Updated: Nov 6
SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Construction began Friday on upgrades to the Boyle Athletic Complex at Smithfield High School.
The project's lead architect James Partridge from Rowse Architects attended the groundbreaking, along with members of the school committee and Smithfield Town Council.
The improvements will include replacing the football field with an updated multi-sport field which will be appropriately sized for football, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey. The makeup of the field will be state-of-the-art synthetic turf, which is made with 100 percent recycled material.
For spectators, the new complex will include ADA compliant home bleachers and grandstand. Sitework includes new walkways, allowing visitors and players full accessibility to the complex.
In May 2022 the School Building Authority approved the School Committee and Town Council's application for the $4 million renovations.
The complex is slated for completion in early December.