Rather than wait for a second seeding of grass to take, Physical Plant installed sod across Aldrich Field early Friday (Aug. 26) morning, aided by campus volunteers.
As reported in the Terrarium, dirt from the Strong Stadium project had been moved to the field in hopes of leveling and improving the turf. A seeding of grass did not take root, however, and President Bierman and Physical Plant Director Michael Brady decided to take matters into their own hands. Literally. Both were on hand to help unload and unroll sod, as were many other Physical Plant employees and other volunteers from across multiple departments.
"While it won't make the space immediately usable, it will move up the timeline by several months from late next spring to late September," Bierman wrote in an email to faculty and staff.