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‘The Joan’ at Marshall gets a makeover

Herald-Dispatch photo by Lori Wolfe Workers from TPK Inc., install new turf on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards Stadium.
Herald-Dispatch photo by Lori Wolfe
Workers from TPK Inc., install new turf on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Mar­shall University officials might want to ask Astro-Turf to become a Thunder­ing Herd sponsor.

As much business as the university is bringing to the synthetic grass com­pany, it’s almost as though they are already a major part of the Big Green.

Earlier this week, work to lay the new surface — AstroTurf’s GameDay Grass MTO brand — at Joan C. Edwards Stadium began, marking the third time in less than a year Marshall has put in a new surface at a complex with one more still to come.

“This will be our third synthetic grass field this year with soccer and the indoor practice facility, which will come in a cou­ple of weeks,” said Scott Morehouse, Marshall’s Associate Director of Ath­letics for Game Operations and Facilities. “We worked with the YMCA to do the synthetic grass field for the infield at Rt. 2 in baseball (at the YMCA Kennedy Center)…

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