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Pitt upgrades practice field

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Saturday, May 26, 2007
 

The Pitt football team can always practice on a plush field now that a new synthetic surface is being installed at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex.

One of the two grass fields at the South Side outdoor facility was replaced by a Sportexe surface, the installation of which is expected to be completed Monday.

"That was something I felt we needed and (Pitt) athletic director) Jeff Long did a great job of making it happen," Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt said. "Because we don't go away to training camp, I don't know how you practice on two fields from August until January and then use them in the offseason - when the kids are out there running and working out on their own - and then spring practice. There's got to be some time when you only have two fields to grow new grass. It really, really will help us."

-- Kevin Gorman

 

 
 


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