Fresno, CA – Fresno State has selected AstroTurf® to be the synthetic turf provider for Jim Sweeney Field at Bulldog Stadium. By choosing AstroTurf®, Fresno State has teamed up with a hometown turf partner as AstroTurf Corporation’s west coast operations are located in Fresno, CA. This relationship will result in AstroTurf® providing FSU with the most technologically advanced synthetic turf system available.
The field itself is AstroTurf’s most popular stadium turf due to its combination of long-lasting performance and game day good looks. The RootZone 3D3 system results in minimal infill splash and better shock absorbency, while improving safety, playability and durability. Also included in the system is Trionic®, AstroTurf’s patented new wonder-fiber. Trionic® is a blend of polyethylene and nylon fibers that is quickly revolutionizing the synthetic turf industry.
This premium is system will be topped off with a hybrid Hemp EPDM and Zeolite infill that reduces field temperatures substantially. The cutting edge, cooler system was the right choice to combat the extreme and punishing heat of the Fresno Valley.
“We put a lot of thought into what we wanted out of our new field at Bulldog Stadium,” said Terry Tumey, Fresno State Athletic Director. “We looked at every aspect of what was needed out of a new surface from a standpoint of performance, safety, aesthetics, and durability. AstroTurf checked all of the boxes for us and we are confident that we made the right choice for our student-athletes and our program.”
AstroTurf’s sales team has established some incredible momentum in the Fresno Valley, converting customers to innovative, industry-leading technology that meets their needs with unsurpassed value. The new field at Fresno State will serve as a crown jewel in AstroTurf’s own backyard for their west coast regional office. Installation of the field will be handled by authorized AstroTurf distributor, Valley Precision Grading of Rancho Cordova, California.
“We are so honored that Fresno State chose AstroTurf over all of the other turf companies that they considered, as well as over their current turf provider,” said Dominick Berarducci, AstroTurf Regional Sales Manager. “They were very decisive about everything they wanted and we are excited that we could meet their needs with our top-of-the-line synthetic turf system. This field is truly going to be a thing of beauty.”
AstroTurf Sales Manager Cameron Worrell added, “For me, this installation is very special. Being a former player for Fresno State, I have many great memories of playing in Bulldog stadium. To be involved in improving the playing surface for this program that I love really means a lot to me.”
The Bulldogs will begin this season trying to continue the tremendous success of the previous two years. Head Coach Jeff Tedford is entering his third season as coach of the Bulldogs with a 22-6 record and back to back Mountain West conference championships. The home opener for Fresno State will be on September 7th against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
About AstroTurf®: For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s website at www.astroturf.com.