The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) recently announced its 2013 “Field of the Year” awards. For soccer, there were three winners:
- Professional – Columbus Crew Stadium (Columbus, Ohio): Weston Appelfeller, Director of Grounds
- College / University – Championship Field at Seattle University (Seattle, Wash.): Kevin White, Athletic Fields Supervisor
- Schools / Parks – The Jungle at Louisa County High School (Mineral, Va.): Michael Hopkins, Turfgrass Science Instructor / Sports Turf Manager
A panel of 16 judges independently scored entries based on playability, appearance of surfaces, utilization of innovative solutions, effective use of budget and implementation of a comprehensive agronomic program. Awards will be presented at the 25th STMA Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio, Tex. Jan. 21-24, 2014.