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Endzone Lettering Is Laid in FieldTurf Installation
Monday saw the north endzone receive its decoration as the word "Liberty" was stitched into its cut. Also along the east sideline the numbers were placed inside their appropriate cut, marking the yard lines. Still to be laid this week is the west sideline numbers and the south endzone "Liberty" lettering. The yard marks were laid over the weekend leaving the "Flames" mid-field logo remaining before the final step of filling the FieldTurf with the rubber pellets and sand.
A truckload of 32 rolls of FieldTurf arrived on August 11th , while the remaining nine rolls and necessary materials to complete the project arrived the following day.
On August 13th, 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.