In September 2011, the Pacific University fieldhouse received a new flooring of state-of-the-art FieldTurf. The installation makes Pacific the only NCAA Division III program in the West—and one of just a handful in the nation—to have an indoor artificial surface.
The new flooring allows athletes in Pacific’s 21 varsity-level sports programs the opportunity to practice indoors, particularly in the rainy season, in a setting similar to outdoor fields.
With the upgrade, the fieldhouse also is seeing more use by students, both in varsity sports and in Pacific’s many intramural athletic programs and casual recreationalists.
The new surface cost more than $86,000, and of that, nearly $54,000 was a result of a special fundraising appeal at the 2011 Legends Golf Classic hosted by Pacific Trustee Tommy Thayer.