Meredith Chooses Sustainable Turf for New Field

The construction of Meredith College’s new athletic field and track reached a milestone this month with the completion of the installation of sustainable FieldTurf.

Meredith College selected FieldTurf as part of the College’s commitment to improving its environmental citizenship. FieldTurf has recycled rubber in its base, and more than 40,000 tires go in to creating the field, rather than into landfill sites.

While a typical soccer field can use between 2.5 million and 3.5 million gallons of water per year, the environmentally friendly FieldTurf surface requires little maintenance and eliminates the need for irrigation. Click here for more information on FieldTurf.

Meredith College invested in the new soccer field because the college’s existing field did not meet the current minimum requirements for NCAA play. The Board of Trustees approved the funding for the new facility at their Fall 2007 meeting. The new complex will be capable of supporting soccer and lacrosse teams. The first phase to include grading, utilities, facilities access, sports lighting, the track and athletic field are expected to be completed in Spring 2009.

Meredith sponsors six sports in the NCAA Division III and is a member of the USA South Athletic Conference. Sports fielded are basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

Date Submitted: 2009-03-10

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