Toronto FC's natural grass surface, installed for the team's match with Real Madrid, will be donated to three Toronto-area schools.

 

Following Friday's friendly at BMO Field, the natural grass will be used to re-sod soccer pitches at Keele Street Junior Public School, Harbord Collegiate Institute and Morrish Public School.

 

"A considerable investment was made to install a natural grass surface for this single friendly event," said Paul Beirne, senior director of business operations for Toronto FC in a release.

 

"By donating the sod to three deserving schools, Toronto FC leaves a lasting legacy for the next generation."

Toronto FC invested about $250,000 for the single-use installation.

Later this fall Toronto FC players will pay a visit to one of the schools to officially open the new-look field.

The Toronto FC versus Real Madrid friendly starts at 7:30 p.m.