The campus recreation turf field installation is complete. The 234,000 square foot fields will primarily serve campus recreation programming, including intramural and club sports.
The space is lined for four intramural flag football fields, three intramural soccer fields and two intramural softball fields, laid out in a way to allow for multiple programs going on at once. Other updates include LED athletic field lighting, a water bottle filling station, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible parking and walkway, as well as a dedicated equipment storage area.
The turf fields will help to avoid cancellations as a result of weather that have become more frequent in recent years and gives student clubs an option for practices other than moving inside. The recreation turf fields will also increase the availability of grass spaces across campus to student groups and will help maintain the grass fields year-round.
The plans are underway to make the turf fields available for open recreation and reservation by student groups.