Released March 2, 1999
Centre College Soccer Field to Get Major Overhaul
DANVILLE, KY--Centre College's competition soccer field is scheduled to get a major refurbishment this spring and will be ready for the varsity soccer season in September.
"This will really be an added plus for our soccer program," said Centre head men's coach Brian Chafin. "This will enable us to have both a high quaility surface and a durable surface. The players should really enjoy competing on it. It will be a state-of-the-art surface."
The same contractor that installed playing surfaces at the University of Kentucky and at the training complex of the Cincinnati Bengals in Georgetown is working on the Centre project. The surface will be laser-graded to ensure that the field is level and will drain properly. It will then be planted with Bermuda grass, the "preferred surface for soccer," Chafin said.
A high-tech sprinkling system will also be installed. When completed, the surface "will be the equal of any we see in our region," said Chafin, who led Centre into the NCAA tournament for the second straight season in 1998. Centre hosted a first-round tourney game last November and the resurfacing "should help our chances of hosting other tournaments" in the future, Chafin said.
Centre opens its 1999 season by hosting the Bob Allen Classic Sept. 11-12.
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