An anonymous gift funded the installation of Mondo FTS artificial turf at Manitou Field over the summer. FTS offers a number of choices that taken together yield a safe, consistent, and ecologically friendly installation. This installation features a padding system under the turf that helps to reduce the impact of ground strikes, and facilitates drainage. St. Olaf selected Mondo’s Eco-fill product in lieu of more common black crumb rubber. Eco-fill is a soft green color, is about 30 degrees cooler than rubber in the same conditions, has high recyclable content, and is recyclable itself.