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Williams Stadium FieldTurf Installation Enters Final Stages

August 15, 2006
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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View from inside the Donor Room on August 15th.

View from inside the Donor Room on August 15th.

After just three full days of work, the playing surface turf is complete with sidelines and the out of bounds area remaing. Rain rolled in about 4:30 p.m. EST halting work until Wednesday morning. 
 
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 roll 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 end zone. The complete installation project is scheduled to take 10 to 14 days (weather permitting).
 
The installation of the new FieldTurf is one of numerous athletics facility upgrades to take place all around the Liberty University campus this summer. Last 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 in 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.
 
For a full pictorial review of all the athletics facility upgrades that have taken place during the summer of 2006, please click here.