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New practice field gets plenty of use

A new practice field is allowing Transylvania to give its three performance fields much needed downtime, keeping them in better shape for intercollegiate contests. The field is located next to William Marquard Field, the varsity baseball venue on Haggard Lane, 2.5 miles north of campus.

“It’s getting a lot of use,” said athletics director Jack Ebel ’77. “Women’s soccer and field hockey practice there for a week, then men’s soccer uses it the next week, which means Hall Field and Thomas Field are not being used during those times. The baseball team can also work out there. It gives us a chance to repair any damage to the performance fields.”

The field measures 270 by 220 feet and is seeded with a new variety of rye grass that stands up well to hard use.

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