The future of Patterson Field includes new lighting and a resurfaced track, but the most pivotal of those changes include installation of a synthetic turf, replacing the grass.
Turf will ease a host of maintenance problems and will bolster the department’s recruiting efforts. Director of Athletics Laura Moliken says the current grass facilities simply can’t sustain the constant use. “These kids deserve a place to play that is similar to what their opponents have,” says Moliken. “If we don’t do it, we’re short-changing their experiencehere,” Moliken says.
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