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Pittsburg State begins turf-replacement project

Published on -6/18/2012, 6:51 AM

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PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) -- Pittsburg State University is replacing the turf its football team has played on for nearly a decade.

Work at Carnie Smith Stadium is expected to last until early August. Private donations will cover the $500,000 cost.

Director of athletics Jim Johnson says the field has "certainly seen its share of champions."

The school says the old turf has been home to eight national playoff games and two MIAA conference championships. Plus, one NCAA Division II National Championship runner-up and the 2011 NCAA Division II National Champion have played on it.

The school says almost all of the rubber infill will be recycled. Also several sections of the turf will be reused in other areas, such as the baseball and softball batting cages.

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