University of Richmond touts stadium's grass turf

11/18/2009 | American Chronicle

Groundskeeper Dennis Blackburn spends up to 60 hours a week tending to the grass in the University of Richmond Stadium. Officials note that the school spends up to $200,000 on maintaining the stadium, and the majority of those funds go to keeping up the turf. The stadium grass is "as quality a turf as you're going to see anywhere in college athletics," said Jim Miller, the school's athletic director. However, officials note that games will move next year to a campus facility with an artificial surface.

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