Indiana University is the first to use Tahom 31 Bermudagrass at a college soccer stadium, and was chosen in part for its cold tolerance.
This fall when the Indiana University Men’s Soccer Team kicks off at Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium, they will be the first college soccer team to compete on a field grassed with Tahoma 31 Bermudagrass.
IU’s sports turf manager Jeremy Tredway said in an IU athletics press release. “This is, safe to say, the most extensive work ever done to the field, and we believe that it will now become one of the premier playing surfaces not only in the Midwest, but the country.”
“The improvements to the playing surface at Bill Armstrong Stadium are incredibly exciting,” Head Coach Erwin van Bennekom. said. “Along with the increased drainage, the new Bermudagrass will be some of the finest in the nation, and we are grateful to Jeremy Tredway and his staff for his hard work implementing the changes. This will make the experience for our student-athletes that much better, and we are looking forward to competing on it.”