AstroTurf at MSU

MSU Denver chooses AstroTurf for three new fields

Metropolitan State University (MSU) of Denver opted for AstroTurf for three new fields at its prestigious Assembly Athletic Complex. The school is replacing its soccer, baseball, and softball fields, giving the Roadrunners high-tech turf systems in time for the 2022-2023 school year.

The Assembly Athletic Complex, formerly known as the Regency Athletic Conference, is one of the top NCAA Division II outdoor athletic facilities in the West. It has hosted several major sporting events, including the 2016 NCAA Division II Spring Sports Festival and the 2019, 2021, and 2022 Division II Softball Championships, and is home to both the MSU Denver Roadrunners and local youth sports leagues.

The new fields will add even more appeal to the complex, helping it to continue its position as a prime facility for tournaments and other important sporting events. All three AstroTurf systems are designed to enhance playability and aesthetics.

“We’re excited about the new turf at the Assembly Athletic Complex,” said Todd Thurman, MSU Denver Director of Athletics. “The fields at our outdoor complex will not only be great places for our players to play, but they will also properly showcase our facilities as among the best in NCAA Division II.”

The new MSU soccer field is a LigaTurf system with a special RootZone layer that reduces infill migration and increases the longevity of the field. LigaTurf meets elite playing standards and is used at FIFA-certified facilities across the country.

The fields are being installed by AstroTurf certified installer Rocky Mountain Turf Solutions.

For MSU Softball and Baseball, the school is installing AstroTurf’s Diamond Series RBI fields. These are customizable turf systems that come with a RootZone layer to optimize performance and ensure realistic ball hops.

Diamond Series RBI fields use legend-shaped polyethylene monofilament fibers in the infield and outfield to replicate natural grass, and diamond-shaped monofilament fibers in the infield, batter’s box, and pitcher’s mound to mimic the texture and firmness of real clay. It’s the combination of specialized fibers and tailored infill ratios that make these fields ideal for collegiate play.

AstroTurf at MSU