AstroTurf In The News

DePauw Receives Gift to Fund New Stadium

DePauw University in Indiana has received a $5 million to support significant improvements to the University’s athletics fields as part of the implementation of its comprehensive athletics and recreation master plan.

DePauw University's New AstroTurf Soccer and Lacrosse Fields at Athletic Campus

The generous gift from Marshall W. and Amy Reavis will allow for the construction of a new multi-purpose stadium that will become the home for the DePauw’s men’s and women’s varsity soccer teams and lacrosse teams. The stadium will be located along Hanna Street, immediately south of Blackstone Stadium, and will serve as the southern anchor of the University’s athletic campus.

The University of Portland Pilots AstroTurf into the Northwest

Portland, OR, October 17, 2014– The University of Portland baseball program is on the rise, and an iconic baseball brand is helping them get there. The Pilots will kick off the 2015 season next spring on a brand new baseball field from AstroTurf®, the originators of the synthetic turf industry.

Installation of the state-of-the-art playing surface is underway.  A camera has been set up on location, and a new photo is uploaded every 5 minutes:

The new AstroTurf diamond will be part of a comprehensive renovation plan for Joe Etzel Field. The first phase of the project will feature immediate improvements such as new fencing, bullpens, a scoreboard and the cutting edge synthetic turf system. Coast to Coast Turf, a certified AstroTurf installer, will put their expertise to work in establishing the artificial surface at Etzel Field. Phase II is a long-term development plan that will include new grandstands, dugouts, lighting, a press box and other amenities. These modernizing enhancements are made possible by donations as part of the university’s RISE campaign.