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CALS alum and team steps up to help make Field of Dreams come to life

By Whitney Baxter

When a call came asking for help preparing the Major League Baseball field at the Field of Dreams, Casey Scheidel jumped at the opportunity.

That call came from BrightView Sports Turf, the general contractor who was looking for local companies to take part in the field’s construction. Scheidel (’04 horticulture), president of Iowa Sports Turf Management, and his team, which also includes fellow College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni Eric Van Ginkel ('11 horticulture) and Mitch Countryman (’17 horticulture), spent three days at the field in May 2020 finishing grading and laying the sod.

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Article

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John Deere Sports Turf | If You Build It, Everybody Will Come, Part 1

Part 1, watch a movie set in Iowa become a real major league baseball park with a promise of a game to come. Let’s play ball.

John Deere YouTube Video

Iowa Sports Turf had the privilege of assisting Brightview Sports Turf Services with field construction for what will be the first ever MLB regular-season baseball game in Iowa.

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Construction Underway on New Intramural Fields at Iowa State University

by Maria Lisignoli, WHOtv.com

This is a $10 million project that will primarily be used for intramural and sports club programs.

WHOtv.com Article/Video

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Nevada fields get makeover with help of Iowa Cubs Turf Management crew

By Ian Murphy, Ames Tribune

The Nevada softball field got a new infield, and the Cubs soon will have a new baseball field.

Ames Tribune Article

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Wintry Conditions Causing Headaches for Spring Sports Teams

By Laura Barczewski, WHOTV

DES MOINES, Iowa - April showers and cold temperatures are causing headaches for several central Iowa sports teams including the Des Moines Menace Youth Soccer Program.

WHOTV.com Article

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Iowa Cubs Spreading Beautiful Ball Fields Around Iowa

By Roger Riley, WHOTV

NEWTON, Iowa - Many in Iowa have noticed the beautiful baseball playing field at Principal Park, home of the Iowa Cubs.

The grounds crew there has expanded to take their show on the road, around Iowa. The grounds crew kept getting requests from local schools and cities to do things like, build a pitcher’s mound, or help work on the turf for a local school.

WHOTV.com Article

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Industry News


Field of Dreams game still on between Yankees and White Sox amid virus concerns

By Marissa Sulek, WQAD

Dyersville, Iowa — Major League Baseball says the Field of Dreams game, set to take place in August between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees, is still on schedule. If it takes place, it will be the first MLB game ever played in Iowa.

Full WQAD Story

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Waukee unveils plans for multimillion-dollar Triumph Park

By Marcus McIntosh, KCCI

Waukee, Iowa - The city of Waukee announced new details Thursday about a community park and sports complex under construction.

According to city leaders, land north of Waukee's newest high school will house a city sports complex and Triumph Park -- an all-inclusive fishing pier, Miracle League field and playground.

Full KCCI Story

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The Importance of Sports Turf Managers for Schools and Municipalities

by Brad Park - Sports Turf Research and Education Coordinator, Rutgers University

An infrequently addressed problem involves the lack of trained sports field managers at the school and municipal level—sectors of the turf industry that comprise the vast majority of sports field acreage and are used by athletes of all ages and skill levels.

SportsTurf Article

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