AstroTurf In The News
November 14, 2013
AstroTurf in infield will give UI baseball first-rate play surface
IOWA CITY — One of the first priorities laid out by Rick Heller when he was tabbed as the new University of Iowa head baseball coach was getting a more friendly playing surface at Duane Banks Field.
With dirt being moved around and dump trucks frequenting the Hawkeyes’ home field, Heller’s vision is taking shape. Iowa began work on removing the natural grass in the infield Oct. 17 to replace it with AstroTurf ®. The project is expected to take five weeks from start-to-finish.
“It was one of my goal to get done,” said Heller. “I felt like if we do it this fall, it would show everyone there is a renewed commitment to baseball at the University of Iowa.”
The project gives the program a first-rate playing surface, while also giving the team more practice stability.