Drum Corps International event staff members made a trip down to Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind., today, where they were able to see the installation of the first sections of new artificial turf. Repairs in the stadium have been taking place after heavy rains in June caused damage to the gravel foundation of the facility's playing surface. Already the north end zone and the first 10 yards of the field have been put down as repairs continue on schedule for the 2008 DCI World Championships Aug. 7-9. "It was great to see this work happening when we stopped by the stadium for a meeting today," said Missy Berg, Drum Corps International manager of event operations. "We truly appreciate the work Indiana University has put in to make sure that our events come off without a hitch, and we're excited to kick off the last three days of World Championship competition here at Memorial Stadium on Aug. 7."

Chuck Crabb, IU assistant athletics director for facilities management, holds
up a piece of turf as installation was ongoing Wednesday.
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