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Sports Turf Managers Association honors three soccer fields as 2013 Fields of the Year

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) recently announced its 2013 “Field of the Year” awards. For soccer, there were three winners:

  • Professional – Columbus Crew Stadium (Columbus, Ohio): Weston Appelfeller, Director of Grounds
  • College / University – Championship Field at Seattle University (Seattle, Wash.): Kevin White, Athletic Fields Supervisor
  • Schools / Parks – The Jungle at Louisa County High School (Mineral, Va.): Michael Hopkins, Turfgrass Science Instructor / Sports Turf Manager

A panel of sixteen judges independently scored entries based on playability, appearance of surfaces, utilization of innovative solutions, effective use of budget and implementation of a comprehensive agronomic program. Awards will be presented at the 25th STMA Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio, Tex. Jan. 21-24, 2014.