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Baize Named Chairman of STC Board of Directors
John Baize, managing director of Act Global Sports, was recently re-elected to the Board of Directors and then named Chairman of the Synthetic Turf Council (STC) during its Annual Membership Meeting in Dallas, Texas. Baize's re-election recognizes his leadership position within the industry overall. Read More

New Turf at Parkview Field
The Motz Group is installing 89,000 square feet of blue grass turf at Parkview Field. The former field had to be replaced because the team discovered Poa annua soon after the sod was first laid ahead of the TinCaps' 2009 debut season. Replacing the turf will cost about $140,000. Read More

High Lead Levels Shut Down UNH Field
The University of New Hampshire has shut down an athletic field with artificial turf because of high lead levels. University officials say Memorial Field was shut down immediately after the school was advised that the turf had degraded to the point where measurable lead levels were detected in dust samples. Read More

Architect Suggests Dome for Browns
In reaction to incoming Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam's recent intimations that he might consider building a dome over the lakefront stadium, architecture and engineering firm Ralph Tyler Companies has suggested a free-standing, glazed geodesic dome, 100 feet wide and 380 feet high. Read More

KC Grounds Crew to Host Homers for Hunger
Royals Charities and the Kansas City Royals Grounds Crew are hosting the first-ever Home Runs for Hunger event at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, November 10. Fans who donate canned food items or make a cash donation will have the opportunity to take batting practice on the field. Read More

New AstroTurf Practice Field Coming to NDSU
The North Dakota State athletic department finalized a deal with AstroTurf that will give the football program another artificial surface practice field. The $350,000 agreement will be funded by the Team Makers booster group. The cost includes installation, which is expected to take about two weeks to complete. Read More

Beavers Field Gets New Infield
About 28,000 square feet of synthetic turf is being installed on the infield and around home plate at Beavers Field in Lancaster, Pa. The outfield will remain natural grass. Officials expect to be able to host more than 200 games per year with the new infield surface. Read More

Oklahoma Town Building Four Fields
The city of Owasso, Okla., is pouring more than $1 million into the construction of four new youth baseball fields. The base bid of $527,723 will cover construction of the baseball fields, Langford said. The remaining funds will go toward field lighting and irrigation, a warm-up area and replacing existing asphalt with concrete. Read More

October 28-30
66th Annual Northwest Turfgrass Association Conference. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore. For more information, visit

November 2-6
Irrigation Show. Orlando, Fla. For details, visit

November 8
SFMANJ Fall Field Day. Middlesex, N.J. For more information, visit

November 13-15
Southwest Turfgrass Association Annual Conference & Show. Ruidoso, N.M. For details, visit

November 13-15
The Turf & Grounds Exposition. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, N.Y. To learn more, visit

November 14
Gateway STMA Annual Meeting/Year-End Lunch. Orlando Gardens, Webster Groves, Mo. For more information, visit

November 14
2012 Delaware Ornamental & Turf Workshop. Hockessin Memorial Hall, Hockessin, Del. For details, visit

November 14-15
Turf & Ornamental Seminar. West Lafayette, Ind. To learn more, visit

November 27-29
Texas Turfgrass Association Annual Conference & Show. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. For more information, visit

December 3-6
Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference & Show. Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. For details, visit

December 4; 6; 10
Turf Herbicide Workshop. Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and West Lafayette, Ind. To learn more, visit

December 4-6
New Jersey Green Expo. Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, N.J. To learn more, visit

December 4-6
Kansas Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show. Kansas Expo Center, Topeka, Kan. For details, visit

December 4-6
Rocky Mountain Regional Turfgrass Association 59th Annual Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Denver International Airport, Denver, Colo. For more information, visit

December 11-13
Turfgrass Short Course. Expo Center, Fredericksburg, Va. For details, visit

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