Aurora Chooses AstroTurf for New Park


Aurora, IL – Aurora University is building a brand new athletic complex, and the school has chosen AstroTurf® to help them realize it. Construction of Spartan Athletic Park is underway, and as part of the development Aurora has purchased two state-of-the-art playing surfaces from AstroTurf. Installation of the two fields is slated to begin in June.

Phase I of the Spartan Athletic Park plan calls for the establishment of a brand new softball facility as well as a field for soccer, lacrosse, and football. The outfield and foul territory portions of the softball field will be surfaced with AstroTurf’s RootZone Diamond Blend. This premium artificial turf system is specifically engineered to emulate the look, feel, and playability of natural grass for baseball and softball use.

The multipurpose field will have RootZone 3D Decade installed. So named because it comes with an unprecedented ten year warranty, this product delivers superior durability with high level performance and aesthetics.

“We’re honored to play a part in the development of this fantastic new sports park at Aurora University,” said Rob Mitchell, Regional Sales Manager for AstroTurf. “The turf systems they’ve selected will deliver long-lasting performance for their student athletes while adding to the pleasing aesthetic of the park’s design.”

Spartan Athletic Park is being developed on a 75-acre parcel of land just south of campus that the school recently purchased. Aurora University anticipates that the multisport complex will enable the school to host championships, postseason tournaments, summer youth camps, and community events in the years ahead.

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