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06/08/2022

Homegrown effort: Iowa State units team up to grow new turf for Jack Trice Stadium

By Whitney Baxter

The first Iowa State University home football game of the 2022 season will not only be a test of Iowa State’s football team, but also of the new, homegrown turfgrass installed earlier this spring.

Harvest and installation of the new turfgrass took place at the beginning of May, the culmination of a year-long collaborative project between the Department of Horticulture, Iowa State Athletics Department, ISU Horticulture Research Station and Iowa Sports Turf.

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES ARTICLE

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09/23/2021

CALS alum and team steps up to help make Field of Dreams come to life

By Whitney Baxter

When a call came asking for help preparing the Major League Baseball field at the Field of Dreams, Casey Scheidel jumped at the opportunity.

That call came from BrightView Sports Turf, the general contractor who was looking for local companies to take part in the field’s construction. Scheidel (’04 horticulture), president of Iowa Sports Turf Management, and his team, which also includes fellow College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni Eric Van Ginkel ('11 horticulture) and Mitch Countryman (’17 horticulture), spent three days at the field in May 2020 finishing grading and laying the sod.

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Article

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01/25/2021

John Deere Sports Turf | If You Build It, Everybody Will Come, Part 1

Part 1, watch a movie set in Iowa become a real major league baseball park with a promise of a game to come. Let’s play ball.

John Deere YouTube Video

Iowa Sports Turf had the privilege of assisting Brightview Sports Turf Services with field construction for what will be the first ever MLB regular-season baseball game in Iowa.

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Industry News

05/13/2020

Field of Dreams game still on between Yankees and White Sox amid virus concerns

By Marissa Sulek, WQAD

Dyersville, Iowa — Major League Baseball says the Field of Dreams game, set to take place in August between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees, is still on schedule. If it takes place, it will be the first MLB game ever played in Iowa.

Full WQAD Story

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01/23/2020

Waukee unveils plans for multimillion-dollar Triumph Park

By Marcus McIntosh, KCCI

Waukee, Iowa - The city of Waukee announced new details Thursday about a community park and sports complex under construction.

According to city leaders, land north of Waukee's newest high school will house a city sports complex and Triumph Park -- an all-inclusive fishing pier, Miracle League field and playground.

Full KCCI Story

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01/08/2019

The Importance of Sports Turf Managers for Schools and Municipalities

by Brad Park - Sports Turf Research and Education Coordinator, Rutgers University

An infrequently addressed problem involves the lack of trained sports field managers at the school and municipal level—sectors of the turf industry that comprise the vast majority of sports field acreage and are used by athletes of all ages and skill levels.

SportsTurf Article

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