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Student Recreation Center Turf Field Project
The Recreation Center is excited that the University is funding the renovation of applying synthetic turf to the intramural field and varsity soccer field to improve playing surfaces for varsity, sport club, intramural and drop-in usage. The construction project is slated to begin approximately in Spring 2016 or Summer 2016. We appreciate the support from the President and administration to not have students pay for this project through a student fee increase. Student Government was instrumental in providing information to the students and administration on improving the quality of available recreational playing fields for the university students.
A Message from President Ali Houshmand: 12/5/14
Rowan to Convert Playing Fields
Two of these areas are intramural and club sports, which will involve thousands of students this year alone. Both help students become involved in campus, build relationships, develop team and leadership skills and keep fit in their college career. Rowan’s intramural and club programs are strong and the demand on our facilities is greater than ever. Installing artificial turf would significantly extend the durability and capacity of our fields, as well as provide a safer, lower-maintenance surface.
I am pleased to report that the University will convert two of our playing fields from grass to turf—at no extra expense to students. The approximately $2.5 million project will include installing turf on the current intramural field (across from the Recreation Center) and on the soccer field in 2016.
While the conversion of the soccer field is a bonus for our respected NCAA soccer program, it also opens the venue to use by the thousands of students already involved in outdoor intramural and club sports programs. The added utility of the two sites will no doubt create even more demand and involvement of students in fitness-related extracurricular activities.
I thank the Student Government Association for its leadership on this important initiative and applaud students for considering alternate ways to reach this goal. Together we will continue to work on keeping a Rowan University education attainable and affordable in every aspect of student life.
Ali A. Houshmand, Ph.D.