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    I saw that Shepherd is in the process of getting their field turf replaced. Anyone know if the design as far as the end zone and center field logo will be the same? I saw a truck hauling the old field turf away. I am surprised they didn't make some sort of fund raiser and give portions of that away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvftballfan View Post
    I saw that Shepherd is in the process of getting their field turf replaced. Anyone know if the design as far as the end zone and center field logo will be the same? I saw a truck hauling the old field turf away. I am surprised they didn't make some sort of fund raiser and give portions of that away.
    Not sure of the end zones, I was told from a SU staff member the center will have Rams in script. Agin I was told Years back the team had an aggressive/mean looking Rams head design with a ring in its nose (like Bulls/cattle). IMO that would have been really nice.

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    Well Shepherd will be able to be the second team to play on Mercyhurst New Turf field being installed as we speak.

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    I had received a mailer some time ago that the Athletic Department had officially launched a campaign to raise $600,000 to replace the existing field turf. I'm guessing they received the funds? Now, we need to launch a campaign to add the lights, build/add concession locations, improve bathroom facilities and add the additional seating - We'd have a first-class Division 2 stadium.

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    Nice look on the logo. (From the Journal-News.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by jrshooter View Post
    Nice look on the logo. (From the Journal-News.)

    Looks the same as the post in this thread 3 days ago. Lol.

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    You mean I had to look at this thread three days ago? C'mon, man ...

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    Looks good

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    I believe the Rock is getting theres replaced very soon as well. Next summer hopefully

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova2wv View Post
    I had received a mailer some time ago that the Athletic Department had officially launched a campaign to raise $600,000 to replace the existing field turf. I'm guessing they received the funds? Now, we need to launch a campaign to add the lights, build/add concession locations, improve bathroom facilities and add the additional seating - We'd have a first-class Division 2 stadium.
    Yes those would be nice... The next campaign needs to raise enough money to be fully funded year in and year out. This would allow SU to be a strong annual regional contender. Just my two cents. Go Rams!

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    Any word if they will be adding the lacrosse field boundaries as well? I would love to keep this turf 'football' only moving forward but I'm sure that won't be the case. If for some reason they don't and lacrosse plays elsewhere (soccer complex) - then, a few of the rumors I've been hearing may be in the mix. Possibly adding wrestling and women's field hockey to compete in PSAC - DMV is strong in both and would greatly benefit SU if they were to make the investment. Then, I could see a field hockey/lacrosse field in the future if true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova2wv View Post
    Any word if they will be adding the lacrosse field boundaries as well? I would love to keep this turf 'football' only moving forward but I'm sure that won't be the case. If for some reason they don't and lacrosse plays elsewhere (soccer complex) - then, a few of the rumors I've been hearing may be in the mix. Possibly adding wrestling and women's field hockey to compete in PSAC - DMV is strong in both and would greatly benefit SU if they were to make the investment. Then, I could see a field hockey/lacrosse field in the future if true.
    The new field has the lacrosse lines on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram040506 View Post
    The new field has the lacrosse lines on it.
    Yeah .. that sucks. That's the drawback to the 'multipurpose' field.

    There are some basketball venues in the PSAC that you can't even tell the out of bounds line they have so much crap on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Yeah .. that sucks. That's the drawback to the 'multipurpose' field.

    There are some basketball venues in the PSAC that you can't even tell the out of bounds line they have so much crap on them.
    The only turf football field I can think of off the top of my head that doesn't have any markings on it other than lines for football is Harrisburg High.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozsa2 View Post
    The only turf football field I can think of off the top of my head that doesn't have any markings on it other than lines for football is Harrisburg High.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozsa2 View Post
    The only turf football field I can think of off the top of my head that doesn't have any markings on it other than lines for football is Harrisburg High.
    Adamson Stadium doesn't have non-football markings on it either.
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    Actually, come to think of it, Ship's turf at Seth Grove is clean, too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nova2wv View Post
    Any word if they will be adding the lacrosse field boundaries as well? I would love to keep this turf 'football' only moving forward but I'm sure that won't be the case. If for some reason they don't and lacrosse plays elsewhere (soccer complex) - then, a few of the rumors I've been hearing may be in the mix. Possibly adding wrestling and women's field hockey to compete in PSAC - DMV is strong in both and would greatly benefit SU if they were to make the investment. Then, I could see a field hockey/lacrosse field in the future if true.
    When the turf field was originally installed I was told they had to have dual purpose field in order to support either the women's lacrosse or soccer team (Title IX). I guess they could build a separate field for lacrosse but that would be more money that's taken away from the stadium that could benefit from those funds so it make sense to have a dual purpose field. The markings were on the last field turf and I didn't even notice them after a while. Lights and a modern score board would be and upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova2wv View Post
    I had received a mailer some time ago that the Athletic Department had officially launched a campaign to raise $600,000 to replace the existing field turf. I'm guessing they received the funds? Now, we need to launch a campaign to add the lights, build/add concession locations, improve bathroom facilities and add the additional seating - We'd have a first-class Division 2 stadium.
    The concession locations are probably a go as early as next year but the other things will take a lot more capital. As for the stadium lights, dream on...the town will never allow that to happen although it would be pretty damn cool to watch a game under some lights there.

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