PSU softball and baseball fans will notice a major difference in the university’s stadiums this year. Thanks to the generosity of several anonymous donors, the university has installed new turf on both fields.

The wall-to-wall AstroTurf brand synthetic turf was installed on all playing surfaces, batting cages, and bullpen areas. The turf is similar to that currently in use at Carnie Smith Stadium and the Robert W. Plaster Center.

“This is a big step forward for our facilities,” said Tom Myers, head baseball coach. “It helps us in so many ways. It saves money because we no longer have the expense of maintaining the natural turf, and all of the time we spent mowing, weeding, and sodding can now be spent on the practice field. It’s great for our programs and our student-athletes.”

The AstroTurf was funded completely with private dollars.