Baseball Begins Synthetic Turf Renovation at Marge Schott Stadium

July 16, 2014

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati baseball team has begun a synthetic turf installation project for Marge Schott Stadium that is scheduled to be completed on August 28. The project will remove the current playing surface and replace it with a state-of-the-art surface covering the entire field.

Cincinnati has selected local contractor The Motz Group for the installation. The Motz Group has been a provider of world-class athletic surfaces for nearly 40 years. If you've walked on a synthetic turf system in and around the region, there is a good chance it's a Motz field.

"The replacement of the playing surface at Marge Schott Stadium is another statement that our administration is making a sincere effort to improve the experience at UC for our student athletes" said head coach Ty Neal. "The new playing surface will allow our guys to develop year-round in a first-class facility. (Athletic director) Mike Bohn is making baseball a priority here and every member of our program is very appreciative.

"We compete in one of the most competitive baseball conferences in the country and we owe it to the American Athletic Conference to present a facility that reflects our elite status. I personally cannot wait to lace them up. The Bearcats are coming."

The new Marge Schott Stadium turf will feature The Motz Group's TriplePlayTM HP System. This system, which incorporates a texturized thatch layer, ensures consistency and minimizes infill flyout to provide the most realistic ball bounce in the industry. Specifically engineered to be second to none when it comes to playability, safety, and long-term durability as the proof has been on the ground for over a decade. 

All areas of the field, including the warning track, home plate, pitcher's mound and bullpens will be turf.

Marge Schott Stadium was constructed in 2004. This will be the first field renovation in the stadium's ten-year history.

The Motz Group (TMG), based in Cincinnati, has been the provider of world-class athletic surfaces for nearly 40 years. As synthetic and natural turf specialists, TMG focuses on sports field design, construction, removal, replacement, and management. TMG recently completed work on the largest athletic complex in the country, a 57-field complex located just north of Indianapolis, Grand Park Sports Campus. And prior to the 2013 MLB season, they took on a full-field renovation for the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. With hundreds of fields under their belt, other work includes surfaces for the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, Urban Youth Academy in Roselawn in partnership with the Reds Community Fund and Northern Kentucky University's Men's NCAA Division I Baseball Team. Learn how they build fields and build futures by visiting For more information visit