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Publication Type:
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Newsletter
Author(s):Anonymous
Title:Spartan stadium named collegiate football field of the year by Sports Turf Managers Association
Source:Newsnotes (Michigan Turfgrass Foundation). Winter 2006, p. 5.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Lansing, MI [Saginaw, MI]: Michigan Turfgrass Foundation
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Facility profile; Sports Turf Managers Association; Football fields; Awards; Poa pratensis; Michigan State University
Facility Names:Spartan Stadium, Michigan State University, in East Lansing, Michigan
Abstract/Contents:Announces that "Spartan Stadium has been named the top collegiate football field for 2005 by the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA). States that Michigan State University (MSU) Sports Turf Manager Amy Fouty "is the first woman to receive the award in the collegiate football category." Explains that "the STMA Field of the Year Award program, which began in 1992, hands out awards for five field types: baseball, football, soccer, softball and complex." Suggests that "it is not just an athletic department honor, but one the entire university can embrace as it represents the successful adaptation of a technology developed at Michigan State." States that "this honor is one of only a handful that the association awards to recognize quality sports field management." Concludes that "Spartan Stadium...underwent a $64 million expansion project that was completed [in fall 2005], featuring the addition of nearly 3,000 seats, including 24 suites and a 193-seat press box, bringing the...stadium capacity to 75,005."
Language:English
References:0
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Anonymous. 2006. Spartan stadium named collegiate football field of the year by Sports Turf Managers Association. Newsnotes (Michigan Turfgrass Foundation). p. 5.
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