Eugene, Oregon - February 16th kicked off the inaugural season for the University of Oregon Ducks Women’s Lacrosse team in the Pac-12 conference. Under the leadership of 2nd year Head Coach Katrina Dowd, the Ducks have started their season 1-1 with 14 more regular season games to go.
Completed in August of 2012, the Ducks women’s lacrosse and soccer teams play their home games at Papé Field. Papé Field was a gift from longtime donors, Phil and Penny Knight. Phil Knight, co-founder and chairman emeritus of Nike, Inc., earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. As of June 2017, Phil and Penny Knight have given away more than $2 billion dollars to his alma mater’s.
Papé Field features an all synthetic turf surface manufactured by Turf Nation. The surface is the M6 and has a 61-ounce face weight, Balanced Matrix fiber spacing and Titanium Shield backing system. The monofilament fibers are made from 100% C8 resins, the highest grade available to the synthetic turf industry.
Papé Field promotes a beautifully branded field, all of which was manufactured by Turf Nation and built utilizing Turf Nation’s state-of-the-art computerized water jet cutting table, integrated design studio and experienced team. The mid-field “O” logo sits 63 feet high and 77 feet wide. Stretching across the bottom, south side of the field “OREGON” stands 15 feet high and stretches 180 feet across the field of play. Alternating dark and light green panels, two “PAC-12” logos, “PAPÉ Field” logos and each corner is accented with “O” logos adds to the robust, attractive playing surface.
Turf Nation is the reliable source of the highest quality synthetic turf surfaces. Turf Nation has been trusted to manufacture synthetic turf surfaces for more than 13 NFL Teams including the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 46ers, Tennessee Titans as well as the Professional Football Hall of Fame.