OXFORD, Miss. – After three days of installation, the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium has a new playing surface.
The field received new sod last week and is scheduled to be ready for the team’s exhibition game on Friday, August 12. Crews started laying the sod on Thursday afternoon and finished on Saturday morning.
“We are thrilled with the new game field,” head coach Matt Mott said. “It’s state-of-the-art and will be one the finest playing surfaces in the country.”
The old grass on the soccer field, which was an old intramural field, was the original grass and was over 30 years old. In 1996, the first year Ole Miss had a soccer team, the team did not play on the field as the athletics department was completing general cosmetic improvements on the field. The department also started maintaining the field in 1996 and has been doing so ever since. The team began playing on the field in 1997.
Work on the field began in April and was completed on Saturday.
A video of the grass being put down can be viewed by clicking here. A time-lapse photo gallery of the field from April to August can be seen by clicking on the photo gallery link at the top of the page.
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