In a telephone poll, the Board of Governors at Missouri Western State University has accepted a bid of $527,685 from MDH Turf of Shawnee, Kansas to renovate football practice fields used during training camp of the Kansas City Chiefs. The board also approved a contingency budget of $52,768 to cover any unforeseen costs.

The project includes the replacement of the existing sod, regrading and expanding the fields, irrigation system improvements, a new sidewalk in front of the fan bleachers on the east side of the fields, additional electrical power to the fields and the addition of kicking nets behind the goalposts.

A total of four bids were received for the base project and three alternates, ranging from MDH Turf’s low bid to a high of $820,883.

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