Hellas Construction continues to play ball in West Texas as Seminole High School opened the softball and baseball seasons on Matrix®turf with Helix technology. Matrix Turf by Hellas is regarded as the best playing and most natural looking synthetic softball and baseball system available. The ‘Noles didn’t stop there as Hellas also constructed the Q3000 epiQ track, which is a preferred high-quality running track system.
Seminole Athletic Director Kent Jackson says the ‘Noles softball and baseball fields will be a perfect neutral site destination for playoff games between schools in El Paso and the Midland-Odessa area when those schools have to travel to play the Texas Panhandle area teams. Seminole softball and baseball fields have alternating patterns with the spear logo positioned through the letter “S” in center field.
Not only does the Matrix turf with Helix technology by Hellas look like natural grass, but it plays with a ball roll leading to consistent hops for infielders. Hellas’ Helix technology refers to the twisted fibers that add structure, strength and better performance for the entire turf system. The pea-gravel infill on the warning track gives the outfielders a different feel under their feet so they know when they are closing in on the home run wall.
The encapsulated epiQ Q3000 poured-in-place track consists of two-component polyurethane and SBR granules. The result is a durable, resilient, textured, all-weather surface. Jackson says, “Hellas has always been about good relationships and you never have any problems when dealing with the Austin based company.”
Seminole Girls’ Athletic Director Leland Bearden guided the Noles to state championships in girls’ basketball in 2010 and 2011. He recently won his 700thcareer basketball game in February. The West Texas basketball powerhouse hopes for the same success on the diamond as the hardwood.
Hellas is the official turf provider of the Dallas Cowboys and their practice facility at the Star in Frisco. Hellas is the preferred turf provider of the Houston Texans and the Houston Methodist Training Center for the Texans. Hellas is also the exclusive turf provider of the Jacksonville Jaguars Training Center and an official partner with the Miami Dolphins at their practice facility as well. Hellas is a proud partner of the Raiders and the official artificial turf provider of the Las Vegas Stadium.
Hellas Construction, Inc. headquartered in Austin, TX, is one of the largest sports construction contractors in the United States. While specializing in the general construction of sports facilities and synthetic surfaces, Hellas also champions innovative artificial turf manufacturing, base construction, field, track and tennis planning, installation and maintenance. HellasConstruction.com
Seminole ISD is located in central Gaines County. In 2015 Seminole High School was rated “Met Standard” by the Texas Education Agency. The Principal of this class 4A school is Robert Chappell. seminoleisd.org
Dallas Cowboys Football Club headquartered at The Star in Frisco, TX, with home games at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, the Cowboys are part of the NFL’s NFC East. dallascowboys.com
Houston Texansheadquartered in Houston, TX at NRG Stadium, the Texans entered the NFL in 2002 and are part of the NFL's AFC South Division. houstontexans.com
Miami Dolphinsheadquartered in Davie, FL., with home field at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, and are part of the NFL's AFC East Division. miamidolphins.com
Jacksonville Jaguarsheadquartered in Jacksonville, FL, playing at TIAA Bank Field, formerly EverBank Field. The Jaguars play in the NFL’s AFC South Division jaguars.com
Las Vegas Stadium located in Paradise, Nevada will be the home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders in 2020. lasvegasstadium.raiders.com