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Rubber Pellets and Midfield/End Zone Logos Arrive
Friday saw the delivery of the rubber pellets that will be mixed with sand that will provide the cushion underneath the FieldTurf. This is the same exact surface that Super Bowl XL was played on at Ford Field in Detroit. Also arriving was the cutout FieldTurf of the Flames logo that will be stitched across the 50 yard line. The end zone decorations also arrived which will read "Liberty" as it has in the past. Midfield and the end zones are expected to be stenciled and cut early next week so the Flames and end zone logos can be stitched in.
A truckload of 32 rolls of FieldTurf arrived last 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.