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ATH: James M. Shuart Stadium New FieldTurf

Courtesy: Hofstra Athletic Communications
Release: 11/13/2012
 
Hempstead, NY - Hofstra University's James M. Shuart Stadium received a face lift recently as the turf was replaced with a new FieldTurf Revolution surface.

James M. Shuart Stadium, which recently was named as a quarterfinal site for the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship, seats 13,000 spectators and regularly hosts high school football and lacrosse games, along with serving as the home of the Hofstra Men's and Women's Lacrosse teams.

“The new turf at James M. Shuart Stadium is another example of how Hofstra University continues to provide the very best in resources and facilities for its student-athletes and programs," said Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Seth Tierney.  "The new turf provides an excellent surface for both the men’s and women’s lacrosse programs and complements our outstanding academic area (Fried Center), strength and conditioning, athletic training and locker room facilities in Margiotta Hall. We are proud of having one of the best lacrosse facilities in the country.”

"The lacrosse programs at Hofstra University have state-of-the-art facilities,” commented Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Shannon Smith.  “I personally believe we have the best facilities in the nation offered to lacrosse student-athletes.  In addition to Margiotta Hall, which houses our offices, locker rooms, weight room and our wonderful Traditions Project, James M. Shuart Stadium seats 13,000 and the new FieldTurf looks amazing.  Our facilities allow Hofstra student-athletes to train and compete at the highest level.”

The 2013 Hofstra Lacrosse seasons open with a doubleheader on Saturday, February 16.  The women will host New Hampshire at 11 a.m. before the men take on Sacred Heart at 1:30 p.m.


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