AstroTurf In The News
September 8, 2014
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, September 9, 2014 – It’s been 77 years since Bard College hosted a varsity baseball game on campus, but the hardball drought will come to an end when the Raptors step onto their state-of-the-art diamond next spring. Honey Field is nearing completion and it will feature a cutting edge playing surface from AstroTurf®, the originators of the synthetic turf industry. Installation of the turf was completed in late July allowing the school to host summer baseball camps in August even as the finishing touches to the rest of the facility were ongoing.
“It’s been exciting for our campus community to watch this project come to fruition,” said Director of Athletics Kris Hall. “The excellent AstroTurf playing surface makes Honey Field one of the finest facilities in all of Div. III.”
The story of Honey Field and the return of baseball to Bard College began in 2010, when a grassroots movement from a handful of students resulted in the formation of a club team. Not long after, an anonymous donor stepped in and offered to help build a baseball field in hopes of developing a full-fledged baseball program. In 2013 Bard’s varsity baseball team played its first season since 1937. This spring, the team joined the Liberty League and played their home games an hour away at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls, which also features an AstroTurf diamond. Spring 2015 will be a culmination of sorts as the Raptors varsity baseball team, already established in a highly regarded conference, takes the field on their very own baseball field right on campus.
September 5, 2014
Oklahoma State University will kick off on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 3:30 Eastern on FSN. This will be its first game on the AstroTurf 3D Decade field it installed this summer. Watch a time lapse video of this field’s installation:
Here’s a time lapse of the practice fields, completed in 2013: