Nebraska Cornhuskers Get New Field Turf at Memorial Stadium
Memorial Stadium in Lincoln has undergone several changes stands over the past few years, as the seating capacity for Nebraska Cornhusker football games continues to increase. But the latest change to Memorial Stadium is the football field itself.
Starting Monday, the existing FieldTurf will be be removed to make way for brand new FieldTurf, which will be installed later this summer.
Cornhusker quarterback Taylor Martinez and broadcaster Greg Sharpe took to Twitter to welcome the new turf:
Woohoo new field turf!!! #MemorialStadium
— Taylor Martinez (@TMAG1C) June 14, 2013
Next week at Memorial Stadium..out with the old..in with the new. New turf will be installed. Let’s break it in with a B1G Title! #Huskers
— Greg Sharpe (@SharpeGreg) June 14, 2013
The existing turf was installed in the summer of 2005.The installation of the new surface, which will have the same design as the old one, will cost $379,120.90 and will be paid for out of the athletic department’s 2014 Capital Projects budget.
Nebraska was the first college to use the synthetic grass-like surface in 1999.