NEWBERRY, S.C. - While the playing surface of Setzler Field undergoes a massive renovation, the Columbia media have taken notice.
The State in Columbia featured the plans in a recent article, while a piece on the renovation was aired on WIS-TV of Columbia on Monday night’s newscast.
The College began phase one of the renovation to Setzler Field, the Indians’ football facility, on June 13. Workers began clearing the field for the installation of nearly 90,000 square yards of AstroPlay XPN, a synthetic grass surface with rubber infill produced by AstroTurf, LLC.
The installation is scheduled to be completed in time for fall football practice in August.
The 2006 football season begins with the first home game on the new surface on Sept. 2 against Edward Waters College. Kickoff is slated for 1:30 p.m. The first South Atlantic Conference game of the season will take place on Sept. 30, when the Indians host Carson-Newman College, with a noon kickoff. Eight of the Newberry's 11 football games this season will be played at Setzler Field.
Links to the the article and news piece are here:
The State: http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/sports/columnists/15038232.htm