PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State is installing new FieldTurf to Martin Stadium and the Rogers Practice Field, WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced on Thursday.
The updated FieldTurf will replace the turf that has been utilized at Martin Stadium since 2006 and on the practice field since 2010. The company, FieldTurf, will be putting down FieldTurf Revolution Fiber, the same surface used by the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink field, the New England Patriots, Ohio State and Notre Dame.
The surfaces of both WSU facilities will feature the iconic Cougar logo at midfield along with crimson end zones and will be completed in late July. The addition of the new turf coincides with the completion of the state-of-the-art, five-story Cougar Football Complex set in the west end of Martin Stadium and next to Rogers Practice Field.
“What began in 2011 with the construction of the premium seating addition at Martin Stadium, to the recently completed Cougar Football Complex, the football facilities at Washington State University have experienced a major facelift,” said Moos. “The final touches to this three-year transformation are new playing surfaces on both Martin Stadium and the Rogers Practice Field, which is now in full swing.”
“With the new FieldTurf installed, and some additional cosmetic improvements, alumni, fans, recruits, coaches and student-athletes will be watching and playing college football in a first class venue in one of the most unique settings in the country.”
The Cougars open their 2014 season Thursday, Aug. 28 against Rutgers in The Seattle Game at CenturyLink Field. Washington State fans will get their first look at the new facilities in the home-opener Saturday, Sept. 13 against Portland State.