July 11, 2008

NMU Soccer Field Renovation

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University soccer field is currently undergoing a $100,000 renovation. The first phase of the renovation is currently underway as the field’s soil was reconditioned and hydroseeded. Drainage and irrigation on the field was improved. A fence will be built around the field as part of the first phase. 
 
“This is wonderful. The student-athletes have earned and worked for this improvement,” said Matt Granstrand, NMU women’s soccer coach. “They have worked very hard on and off the field and are being rewarded for their efforts. This is a direct result of the respect they have earned over the past couple of seasons.”
 
Because of the renovation NMU will play all of its home matches on the practice field located behind the Superior Dome. The Wildcats will open the 2008 season at home the weekend of Aug. 30-31 against Bemidji State on Saturday (11 a.m.) and St. Cloud State on Sunday (2 p.m.).
 
“We have a highly competitive soccer program,” said Ken Godfrey, NMU athletic director. “These current improvements to the site will begin the process to develop a top-notch venue for the program and aid in the recruiting of elite student-athletes.”
 
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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director
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