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Jack Trice Stadium's turf named No. 1 grass field in college football

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015

In 1996 and 2012, the Sports Turf Managers Association named Jack Trice Stadium as the College Football Field of the Year.

The home of the Iowa State football team is earning national recognition again.

LawnStarter ranks Jack Trice Stadium No. 1 on its list of the Best College Football Fields With Good Ol’ Grass.

Writer John Egan gave the Iowa State stadium rave reviews.

"The Jack Trice field scores a touchdown, from the beautifully painted end zones to the eye-catching midfield logo to the immaculately manicured Kentucky bluegrass," Egan wrote.

To come up with the ranking, Egan wrote that LawnStarter  looked at the Sports Turf Managers Association’s list of College Football Field of the Year winners from 1996 through 2014. They then narrowed the list by focusing on primary fields, not practice fields, and only NCAA Division I FBS fields that still have natural grass.

"Among the nine most aesthetically pleasing fields we settled on, Iowa State surfaced to the top, edging out Northwestern University," he wrote. "Those two schools are the only two-time College Football Field of the Year victors."

 

desmoinesregister.com

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