I have to say, there’s part of me that isn’t happy about UC getting new turf at Nippert Stadium. Or, at least, I’m a little bittersweet about it.
One of the coolest things about the stadium at UC is its accessibility to the whole student body. The school encourages students to use it to toss frisbee, use as a shortcut to class, lounge around, etc. So this isn’t just turf that’s getting replaced for the player’s sake, but turf being replaced for thousands of students.
Of course, I’m just being sentimental. The new turf will be just fine. I kind of wish it were possible for them to auction off pieces of the old turf, but apparently it’s not feasible.
I have to say I am looking forward to seeing the new American Athletic Conference logo when the new field is installed.