Recent AstroTurf News
October 9, 2014
Amherst, MA, September 25, 2014– When UMass football returns to campus this week, the latest generation of Minutemen will step onto a next-generation AstroTurf ® field. As part of a multimillion dollar renovation project of Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium, the university selected a brand new playing surface from AstroTurf, the originators of the synthetic turf industry. The finishing touches were applied to the new field in August, and now UMass is set to host its first football game on campus in three years this weekend.
The overhaul of McGuirk Stadium was precipitated by UMass’ ascension from the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly NCAA Division I-AA) to the Football Bowl Subdivision. The calling card of the renovation project is the new Football Performance Center, located at the north end of the stadium. The newly constructed edifice aims to consolidate football operations under one roof and includes locker rooms, training facilities, coaching offices and team meeting rooms. The stadium is also getting a facelift with new press boxes, a skybox and other improvements, including the brand new AstroTurf playing surface.
August 13, 2014
Texas A&M – Commerce celebrates its Softball Team’s inaugural season with another major improvement to the University.
AstroTurf and its Texas-based partner AstroBuilders will deliver bleachers, lights, bullpens, and a very colorful AstroTurf field. That’s no surprise, since TAMU – Commerce had AstroTurf install the largest midfield logo in history just last year. (Time lapse video of that installation can be seen here).
A new photo is uploaded every five minutes, so check back to watch the new field progress.