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Installation of Collar Begins Baseball Facility Improvement

January 19, 2007
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Collar Installation Progression (Top L-R)

Collar Installation Progression (Top L-R)

Workers finished the installation of an athletic turf home plate collar yesterday afternoon at Worthington Stadium in the beginning of several upgrades to the facility for the upcoming season.

The SofStep 200 Premium Athletic Field Turf collar, which was installed over a two-day span, is blue with a white "Liberty" behind home plate. The two inch thick turf collar saves wear and tear on the grass around the home plate area. In addition to the collar, additional lighting has been installed to the Crowder/Muckel Field House's indoor batting cages.

The two projects are the beginning of a flurry of projects planned for the baseball facility over the next month. The Liberty team locker facility will be refurbished with a Tuflex floor surface and new paint scheme. Also, installation of wind screens down both the left and right field lines and renovation of field's score board are also planned.