August 10th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

When football and soccer players soon report to Maine Maritime Academy for the start of preseason practices, they’ll be greeted by new artificial turf on their home field. Installation of the new surface by Sprinturf at Ritchie Field on the Castine campus was completed earlier this week, MMA athletic director Steve Peed said. Sprinturf also installed the previous turf, which lasted for 13 years. Work to install the new surface began in mid-July. The $274,000 replacement project marks the third edition of artificial turf to be installed at Ritchie Field, home to the Mariners’ football, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. – Ernie Clark, Bangor Daily News. Read More.

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