The Division of Recreational Sports has announced a delay of the completion of the Near West Playfield Upgrade Project. The completion of the project was estimated to be the week of Thanksgiving, but now will be completed in Spring 2017. The project sustained many delays that were incurred to the project in August and September due to frequent and heavy rains. The sub-base for the turf had to be repaired several times, and the delays prevented the synthetic turf installers from being able to complete their work. The current temperatures and recent rain has prevented the completion of the synthetic turf installation. The expectation is that once temperatures rise in the spring, the installation of the synthetic turf on the site can be completed within 2-3 weeks.