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Athletic Fields Update, June 9

a construction site with a truck and a bulldozer

Week 4 of work on Hollett field continues. Photos by Kyle Bender ‘12

a track with dirt and gravel

All the sod within the track oval has been removed. The crew will now begin to pour a cement train that runs alongside the track.

a large scoreboard in front of a building

Perhaps the last time fans will see the current scoreboard. A new digital scoreboard will be installed for the start of next season.

a truck with a bulldozer in the middle of a dirt area

Where are the goal posts? Spencer Whitehead ’11, placekicker for the Little Giants, need not worry as they were temporarily removed while the FieldTurf is installed.

a building with a pile of dirt and a bulldozer

With the Chapel in the background, this mound is the only dirt that remains to be taken from the field. Dump trucks have continuously been hauling away loads for two weeks.

a construction site with a bulldozer and a machine

One of the only pieces of evidence that football was once played here at Hollett Field. An alum asked this weekend at Big Bash if Wabash had given up the sport and taken up excavation instead.

long shot of a field

A different look to the baseball field at Mud Hollow. Sod has been laid to cover the infield so that the field may be used in the fall.

a close up of grass

– The height difference between the sod and the original grass. As the sod takes root, it will begin to settle and become flush with the older grass.

a person playing frisbee on a grassy field

Even the bullpens were sodded!

a large pile of dirt next to a building

Some of the dirt that was hauled away from the football field to be used in the construction of the new baseball field on the southwest side of the Allen Center.

rows of grass in a field

Stips of sod being cut away at Mud Hollow.

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