Athletics

Fiorini Field Returf

Photo of old and new Fiorini Field

Before and after of the Fiorini Field returf, completed thanks to two generous Keydet Club donations. Photos by Micalyn Miller, VMI Alumni Agencies.

Thanks to two generous donations through the Keydet Club, the Big Red launched this season’s practices on brand-new turf at Fiorini Field.

“The new field turf on Fiorini Field has given VMI football the opportunity to prepare on a state-of-the-art surface,” said Scott Wachenheim, head football coach. “The turf provides a game-like experience for our athletes, as well as aiding in injury prevention and providing recruiting benefits.”

The $500,000 project commenced following spring ball and was completed before the team’s Aug. 1 return. Before the returf, the field was uneven in many areas.

“All of us at VMI football are very thankful for the generous donations that led to the upgrade of this mission essential practice facility,” said Wachenheim.