UWL installs new artificial turf on multi-purpose athletic field

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Work is underway on a new multi-purpose field at UW-La Crosse.

Crews are busy installing new synthetic turf on the university's women's soccer and rec sports field, which are heavily used during the academic year.

UW-L officials say the project is part of the campus' master plan and will help create room for the construction of a new field house.

The artificial turf will also be more cost-effective for the university in the long run.

"The turf field will reduce our maintenance costs to keep a competition NCAA field. You could take a look at aerial pictures of the rec sports area, by the fall there's big patches of dirt from all the use, and with the turf field, we'll have a more suitable playing surface," said UWL's Facilities and Planning and Management Dir. Doug Pearson.

The project is expected to be finished sometime in August before the women's soccer team opens their season on September 1st.

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