A Grand Slam of New York Baseball FieldTurf Installations
New York, NY, February 16, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Four respected New York athletic programs have chosen FieldTurf for their baseball facilities. Cornell University, Binghamton University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Hamilton College have all committed to surfacing their fields with FieldTurf’s innovative DoublePlay systems.
Locally, FieldTurf is the trusted baseball surface of the Brooklyn Cyclones’ MCU Park, numerous NCAA DI, II & III programs such as Columbia University, Fordham University and Rutgers University, as well as over 300 High School and Community fields across New York and New Jersey.
This gift will provide our baseball student-athletes with a state-of-the-art, weather-resistant and durable surface to play on. The renovated field will give us more flexibility in scheduling, while allowing us to host post-season tournaments in one of the top NCAA baseball facilities in the northeast.
Patrick Elliott, Binghamton University - Director of Athletics
Built upon the ability to personally tune the surface to the program’s preference, FieldTurf’s DoublePlay systems offer users the field they desire, as ball speed can be adjusted depending on the installed product.
“The FieldTurf DoublePlay baseball systems are a result of listening to our clients’ specific performance needs with regards to baseball applications,” FieldTurf President Eric Daliere said. “We spoke to many coaches about what matters most to them in a synthetic baseball field and our DoublePlay systems are a result of ensuring we continue to deliver the very best sport-specific technology to our clients.”
BINGHAMTON CELEBRATES LONG-AWAITED FIELD
Binghamton University had the pieces in place to become one of the premier baseball programs in New York. They’d advanced to the NCAA regionals three of the past four years and were becoming a true superpower in the America East conference.
The one thing they lacked: an all-weather, durable field.
All that changed this past year when a generous donor contributed to fund the installation of a FieldTurf field.
The field, Binghamton Director of Athletics Patrick Elliott told the school’s communications department, will revolutionize the school’s baseball program.
Grounds crews and installation specialists worked through rain, fog and snow to install the Bearcats’ FieldTurf field.
CORNELL DOUBLES UP
The Cornell University, Big Red, led the way in Ivy League athletics when they chose FieldTurf for their storied Hoy Field baseball and Schoellkopf Field football complexes.
After 10 long years of durable, professional-level performance, Cornell decided to replace Hoy Field’s existing FieldTurf with a new system.
HAMILTON & RPI CONTINUE STRONG PARTNERSHIP
Like Cornell University, the athletic departments at Hamilton and Rensselaer chose FieldTurf based on their previous experience with the company.
The Huskies’ football program competes on a FieldTurf football field, and the RPI Engineers play and practice on several FieldTurf complexes at their campus.
Hamilton’s baseball field features over 130K square feet of turf, while RPI’s field is home to over 120K square feet of FieldTurf’s DoublePlay system.