Div. III champs install synthetic turf

WHITEWATER, WI—There’s nothing artificial about what’s going on at Perkins Stadium.

Thanks to a $1.5 million leadership gift from David and Lolita Kachel and the Kachel family, one of the most fan-friendly football venues in NCAA Division III is about to become even friendlier.

Work began Wednesday on the installation of FieldTurf at Perkins Stadium on the campus of UW-Whitewater, which is the final phase of a renovation project that also included landscaping in and around the stadium, new bench areas, four retaining walls and a new and improved video scoreboard. A total of $1.1 million of the $1.5 million endowment from the Kachel’s is funding the improvements at the stadium.

The defending national champion Warhawks will unveil the state-of-the-art additions at Perkins Stadium on Friday night, Sept. 5, in the season opener against St. Xavier. The Warhawks are hoping to start practicing on the polyethylene version of FieldTurf on Aug. 21.

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