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FieldTurf Nears Completion
The FieldTurf installation at Williams Stadium is almost complete. Over the weekend the fill process began on the FieldTurf and by the end of Monday, that stage was near completion. Currently over one million pounds of sand and rubber pellets are being installed into the FieldTurf to give the playing surface a "grass-like" feel to it. Also being installed today is a new message center atop the Williams Stadium scoreboard that will be operational for Thursday's season opener against St. Paul's.
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.