New artificial turf is being dedicated Friday at Service High School in Anchorage.
Sen. Kevin Meyer says in a news release that replacing the grass provides a safe, high-quality and low-maintenance field that will make the field easier to use.
Meyer's office says the Anchorage Republican worked with school leaders to secure funding for the $2.1 million artificial turf. His office says the natural grass field required a significant amount of annual maintenance.
Representatives from each of the sports that will use the field are expected to be on hand for the dedication.
Meyer says athletics provide a cornerstone in the education of kids, and that's why a new field is important.