Texas Switches From Grass to Field Turf

Brian Grummell

by Brian Grummell

What will Bevo eat while he does nothing on the sidelines now? Pelletized rubber? Texas' football team has been among the righteous, playing football on grass from 1996 until this week, as the program has decided to switch to FieldTurf in time for the 2009 season. Bummer.

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Artificial fields have come a long way over the years and FieldTurf appears to be the best of the bunch, but color us a little sad. They're not exactly the cheapest investment around, but the savings is made up over time with less maintenance and replacement costs than grass and allows a venue to host multiple events without tearing up the turf and ruining it for the football team.

Texas Switches From Grass to Field Turf originally appeared on Fanhouse NCAA Football Blog on Tue, 17 Feb 2009 13:25:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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