Repairs will begin soon on Northside High School's grass football field, but one group wants to help the school and others in Lafayette Parish find a better fix.

The Kiwanis Club of Lafayette has offered to help the high schools raise money to replace grass football fields with artificial turf.

The Advocate reports the cost per field is estimated at $500,000.

The club partnered with Lafayette consolidated government's Parks and Recreation Department to outfit Clark Field with artificial turf and other improvements. That project was completed last year.

The club says it could cost $30,000 a year to maintain a football field and the district over time would save money that could be directed to other needs. An artificial turf field can last up to 15 years.