The revamping of Martin Stadium appears to be set to add yet another element. New field turf is scheduled to replace the current field turf beginning sometime in June. Replacing the previous turf has already begun on one of the practice fields on Rogers Field earlier this week. The plan is to have the new turf installed in time for the Cougars’ home opener against Portland State on September 13th.
According to the FieldTurf website, most fields will run close to one million dollars after square footage and other amenities are considered. The last time Martin Stadium had its turf replaced was in 2006, making sense for the new turf as FieldTurf generally lasts eight to ten years.
To the fans’ delight, there have been reports the field turf will include Crimson end zones. While none of this can be fully confirmed, Athletic Director Bill Moos has been quoted saying this could be in store in a press release for the newly built Operations Building, as well as mentioning it once in his weekly radio show/podcast.
If they do indeed choose to incorporate Crimson end zones, this will further the development of the flashy style the Cougars have adapted in recent years. The Cougs have made major upgrades to Martin Stadium in recent years making it a more attractive stadium in an already awesome atmosphere that pits the stadium in the middle of campus, something that is unique in college football.
On top of that, the Cougs have also adopted new jerseys in recent years that have flared their style and further branded a more physical and ferocious look. With an already well-recognized logo, new jerseys, the potential of crimson end zones and a team that continues to improve each year, there’s no reason not to be excited about the immediate future of Cougar football.
Stay tuned for more on the new football operations building on ACU tomorrow morning!