Emporia State unveils new turf on football field

A re-dedication ceremony was recently held to celebrate the new turf on Jones Field. | Contributed photo
Emporia State has unveiled the new state-of-the-art artificial turf on Jones Field, which was installed during a resurfacing project over the summer. 

“So many of our capital projects wouldn’t be a reality without the support of numerous private gifts and support of our local foundations and communities,” Emporia State’s Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Kent Weiser said. “When I see all the different things we’ve been able to do, most recently with the new Jones Field and the Zola Witten Track renovations, it wouldn’t be possible without the support of proud members of Hornet Nation.”

On Sept. 1, the completion of the project was celebrated during a re-dedication and bell-ringing ceremony that took place prior to the football team’s first game of the season.

“Emporia State University is proud of the beautiful home to Hornets football and track and field and grateful to all of those who helped with the new turf and new track surface,” Allison Garrett, Emporia State’s president, said. “We are thankful for the support of Emporia and surrounding communities and happy that we are able to host many area events in historic Welch Stadium.”

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