Shippensburg University student-athletes will return to new turf when sports resume. Officials began construction Tuesday at Robb Sports Complex/David See Field and SU Student Association Field at Seth Grove Stadium to replace the turf of the fields.
Both fields will be having the artificial turf removed and will both be replaced with new Astroturf surfaces.
Robb Sports Complex is the primary home for both field hockey and lacrosse and is called David See Field when soccer games are played on the field.
Seth Grove Stadium is home to the football and track and field teams and is also used for other events including the PIAA track-and-field championships.
The last turf replacement was in 2010, according to officials.
“We got to the point in the lifespan of the current surfaces where it was time to make the change,” said SU Director of Athletics Jeff Michaels. “The most important aspect of any facility work that we do is to provide improvements that benefit our student-athletes.”
Michaels added that the replacement is a great development for student-athletes and looks forward to seeing the projects completed over the next two months.
The turf is expected to be completed at both stadiums in two months and fans can view progress of the construction at Seth Grove Stadium via the ABC 27 weather camera that is installed at the stadium.