TURFCO / MPSTMA FIELD OF YEAR

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2020 TURFCO/MPSTMA Field of the Year Awarded
To Royal Stadium at Bethel University in St. Paul

Joshua Gerth, CSFM, Manager of Grounds at Bethel University, along with his staff, were awarded the 2020 Turfco/MPSTMA Field of the Year for the field at Royal Stadium. Turfco Manufacturing representative Greg Brodd noted to Gerth that "the work you and your staff do on the filed exemplifies the type of product all in our industry work and strive to achieve. Congratulations to you and your staff. This is the 9th year Turfco has presented this award to a member of the MPSTMA, and every year we get to highlight a facility that provides the best playing conditions for athletes in our state.” 



FIELD OF THE YEAR APPLICATION   

Please fill in the information requested in the form below. 
The application must include the following: Minimum of five (5) and maximum of fifteen (15) 5" x 7" color photos of field and maintenance procedures, a brief description of the field, and an entry form.

CRITERIA:

 > Located in the state of Minnesota.
> Resourcefulness of staff, budget, maintenance practices, challenges in the management of the athletic field.
> Condition and aesthetics of the athletic field.
> Number and type of games and/or events.
> Previous recipients may re-apply if all requirements/applications are met.

 School, Park District or Agency owning this Field:

 Name of Field / Complex:

 Street Address, City, State, Zip Code

 _____ Age of Field (in years)

 ________________________________________ Type of Field (Baseball, Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, etc.)

Natural Grass or Synthetic Turf?

 ____________________Size of Field (in acres)                                           ______________________ Overall Acreage

 Annual Maintenance Budget for this Field: ____________________________________

________ Number of staff employed to maintain field: 

 _______ Full Time     _______ Seasonal

What type of irrigation:    Automatic   Manual     Both     None

Does your field have sports lighting?     Yes     No

Type of equipment used to maintain your field:

Type of maintenance program you employ (fertilization, aeration, topdressing, seeding, etc.):

How many months or days of the year is your field used?  months and/or  days

Number of games played on your field or throughout your facility: 

What type of events are held on your field? 

What special maintenance challenges have you encountered?

Why do you think your field is one of the best?

I  certify that the information on this form and in the accompanying entry is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that no material will be returned to me and may be used, if I win an award for publication and promotional purposes. 

Send completed entries and photos to: 
MPSTMA
P.O. Box 617
Wayzata, MN 55391