Field turf installation continues

Release Date: July 14, 2016
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    Workers continued the installation of a field turf surface from AstroTurf at the Lawrence Technological University campus in Southfield Thursday, July 14.

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    The surface is to be complete by the time students return to campus for the fall semester in late August.

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    The base of the turf is compacted clay, covered by coarse gravel, then a layer of fine gravel, then the "carpet" of artificial grass.

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    When the carpet is fully laid down, crumbled rubber from recycled tires will be sprinkled on the artificial grass, providing a cushioned surface.

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    LTU's men's and women's soccer and men's and women's lacrosse teams will play on this new surface starting in August. The $1 million project was funded by an anonymous donation.

 

Construction is continuing on a new synthetic turf athletic field at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, at the intersection of Ten Mile Road and Northwestern Highway, the part of LTU’s campus known as the Point.

Lawrence Tech hired The Collaborative architecture firm of Ann Arbor to draw plans for the field with Frank Rewold & Son Inc. managing the construction at the Point. The materials being used for the field are manufactured by AstroTurf LLC.

The new turf field is Phase 1 of a three-phase project. This phase will add artificial turf, fencing, and a larger parking lot for up to 40 cars at the Point. Future phases will add lights for nighttime events, permanent stands, and a concession and restroom building.

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LTU is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and competes in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s bowling, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s volleyball.

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