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Contractors began work on installing artificial turf at UW-River Falls’ Ramer Field this past Wednesday, July 30. The new turf is expected to be installed by Oct. 1, but the late start to the project has forced the UWRF and River Falls High School teams to move their August and September home games. (River Falls Journal photo by Bob Burrows)

Ramer Field won’t be ready for football openers

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Artificial turf will be installed at David Smith Stadium at Ramer Field this fall, but not in time for the River Falls High School or UWRF football openers.

The replacement of the natural grass field with artificial turf began Wednesday, July 30, and isn’t expected to be completed until Oct. 1.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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