Texas Tech replaces 11-year-old FieldTurf system
The Texas Tech Red Raiders know how to find talent. Back in 2006, the program unveiled their first FieldTurf surface and went on to upset the #1-ranked Texas Longhorns in 2008. In recent weeks, school officials confirmed that they would be replacing the existing 11-year-old FieldTurf field at Jones AT&T Stadium with a new FieldTurf Classic HD system.
In a statement from the Athletics Department’s communication office, Director of Athletics, Kirby Hocutt, said the University is confident the new FieldTurf surface will contribute to the Red Raiders’ winning ways:
We’re looking forward to bringing a new turf to Jones AT&T Stadium. We remain committed to providing the best facilities in the country for our student-athletes. This project is a significant investment in our student-athletes’ safety and performance.
The Classic HD field will cover nearly 100,000 square feet and feature the Texas Tech double-T logo at midfield.
Texas Tech also opted for FieldTurf surfaces at their baseball stadium, soccer complex and several other practice fields.
Texas Tech joins the team
When spring practices start next month, Texas Tech’s athletes will join thousands of other collegiate and professional competitors who practice and compete on a FieldTurf surface.
The Wisconsin Badgers chose the FieldTurf Classic HD as their turf system at Camp Randall Stadium. Like Texas Tech, the Badgers only replaced their original FieldTurf system after getting nine years’ usage out of it.
Classic HD is the same system installed at high profile venues such as Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, TCF Bank Stadium – University of Minnesota, Ohio State University, Syracuse University and over 500 esteemed NCAA and elite high school facilities across North America, and indeed around the world.