09 May Sprinturf Provides Synthetic Turf Field for Mississippi State University’s Famous Maroon Band
Mt Pleasant, SC (May 2, 2018) – Mississippi State University broke ground this week on its new Sprinturf synthetic turf field. It will
provide a reliable rehearsal space for the university’s famous Maroon Marching Band.
In 2007, MSU renovated the famous Maroon Band’s practice facility and installed an ordinary grass field. Drainage issues and
persistent rain made the grass surface unusable, forcing the marching band to find other practice areas. MSU decided to do for its
marching band what many other colleges and universities already have done for their athletic teams — upgrade to a Sprinturf synthetic
field, which allows practice even in wet conditions.
“The practice field is our classroom during the marching season,” said Elva Kaye Lance, Director of the Famous Maroon Band. “Sprinturf’ssynthetic turf will allow us to rehearse, regardless of the weather situations that come our way.”
Colleges, universities, and high schools increasingly are taking advantage of the benefits Sprinturf synthetic turf can provide to their
students, including unlimited usage, reduced maintenance, and enhanced aesthetics.