The new pitch at Ocker field will be AstroTurf 90, which combines the traditional knitted nylon top-cloth with an Armacell pad.
The university will host the 2015 NCAA Field Hockey Championships and is upgrading its field hockey facility as part of a multimillion-dollar project, which is planned to be completed by the 2014 season.
Approved in July of 2013, the designs show construction of a 13,000 square-foot building with new locker rooms, scoreboard and field lighting and a 1,500-seat grandstand.
The artificial turf will be “maize” and blue.
AstroTurf also recently renovated fields at the University of Michigan’s Wilpon Baseball and Softball Complex.
Field hockey facility rendering image on sidebar courtesy of MGoBlue.com.