MTGF REPRESENTATIVE
CANDIDATE PROFILE

BEN WALLIN
Sports Turf Manager
National Sports Center - 7 years

7 years as a member of MPSTMA

Currently:
My job is like any other sports turf managers job, overseeing the mowing, painting , scheduling, and keeping peace between coworkers. What's unique about my job is that we have 52 soccer fields and a brand new 185,000 square ft (4.2 acres) synthetic field to take care of. along with the newly renovated 4.5 acre Mn United FC practice field. We host many tournaments one of those includes USA Cup the largest soccer tournaments in the world  that brings in about 1200 teams. 

Why are you running for office? 
I have been on the MPSTMA Board now for the past 5 years. I enjoy the being involved, knowing what's going on and voicing my opinion . 

What issues should MPSTMA focus on for the future of the association?
MPSTMA focus: The focus should be on safety. With the increase in synthetic fields combined with the injuries there needs to be more education for not only the manager but the public using the fields. The past few years there has been,I wont say a lot, but a good number of field mistakes in big games nationally that we need to learn from.