New AstroTurf installation at Edna Karr’s Behram Stadium


Louisiana sports construction specialists and certified AstroTurf distributor T3 Global Projects recently completed the installation of the new synthetic sports turf and track for Edna Karr High School.

T3 Global Projects delivered a full design and build project for the new school, which was finished in 2019, helping to futureproof the sports turf and track at Behram Stadium, the second oldest prep facility in New Orleans.

“T3 Global Projects did an outstanding job for us at Edna Karr. Their consultation on this design-build project, financing recommendations, and an outstanding line of brands such as AstroTurf and Rekortan, gave us everything we needed from concept to completion,” said Sam Bear, director of facilities for Inspire NOLA Charter Schools.

The newly installed turf is AstroTurf’s Rhino Series, a highly durable synthetic turf system that features multi-ply primary backing for dimensional stability and an innovative polyurethane secondary backing system. The Rhino Series turf is a favorite of high school and college football programs throughout the United States.

Rekortan, creators of the original track system and the first synthetic tracks used at the Olympics, are renowned for producing world-class systems designed to support athlete performance. Edna Karr chose the Rekortan BS, a two-layer, 13-mm permeable spray-coat track.

PNC Vendor Finance provided a customized and innovative finance solution for Edna Karr. With financing from PNC, the school was able to increase the lanes on the track, providing even greater scope for high-level training.

Despite being hit by four major hurricanes during the installation process this fall, the project was finished on time.

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