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Williams Stadium FieldTurf Installation Underway
Although Sunday is the first day off for the football team since opening preseason camp on August 3, preparations for the upcoming 2006 football season are still underway as the installation of the new FieldTurf at Williams Stadium is underway.
A truckload of 32 rolls of FieldTurf arrived on Friday, while the remaining nine rolls and necessary materials to complete the project arrived on Saturday.
On Sunday, the first rolls of FieldTurf were installed, starting at approximately the 50 yard line and installation crews continue to work their way towards the new Williams Football Operations Center in the North endzone.
The installation crew began working on the sidelines on Saturday morning, while the complete installation project is scheduled to take 10 to 14 days (weather permitting).
The installation of new FieldTurf is one of numerous athletics facility upgrades to take place all around the Liberty University campus this summer. Earlier this week, flag poles were installed atop the East stands at Williams Stadium and on the lawn in front of the Hancock Athletic Center.
The floor in the top portion of the Hancock Athletic Center weight room was renovated, while the court and the surface around the court were redone at the Vines Center.
Finally, besides the surface renovations at Williams Stadium, the completion of the Williams Football Operation Center is within days as construction crews are putting the finishing touches on the 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility.