Humboldt sports receives assist from the Vikings

A new batting cage under construction at the Humboldt High School baseball field features turf from the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. Humboldt Independent photo.

Humboldt’s baseball and softball teams now have a connection to the Minnesota Vikings NFL football team.
Batting cages for both teams now sport turf from US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Baseball coach Jason Thurm received an email that said the Vikings were replacing their turf and were looking to sell the old artificial turf at a discounted per square foot price.
“I thought it might be a good deal for us,” Coach Thurm said. He forwarded the email on to Activities Director Greg Thomas.
Two rolls of turf were purchased for 95 cents a square foot. One roll was used for the softball batting cage and one for the new baseball batting cage. The turf, concrete work and cage is being paid for by the Humboldt Athletic Boosters.
Read the full story in this week's Humboldt Independent newspaper.

Rate this article: 
No votes yet