Watch the installation of the new infill AstroTurf at Bill Snyder Family Stadium!
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AstroTurf GameDay Grass 3D60H has been selected as the new field surface, replacing the current surface that was installed prior to the 2002 season. Mid-America Golf and Landscape will serve as project manager for the installation work, which is expected to be completed in early June. Total cost of the project is approximately $600,000.
The installation of the GameDay Grass infill system at Bill Snyder Family Stadium will be AstroTurf's first on a game-day stadium field of a Football Bowl Subdivision member. It will feature AstroTurf's revolutionary new Horseshoe fiber, which is an "Omega" shape with two end columns with a thicker diameter. The design imparts mechanical memory so that the fiber remains upright longer, unlike other fields whose fibers quickly flatten and split or shred at the spine.
"After looking at numerous options, we felt AstroTurf and its GameDay Grass was the best choice for us at K-State," said Associate Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Sean Snyder. "Some of the top professional stadiums and collegiate practice facilities in the country utilize this surface and we are excited about becoming the first FBS football program to install GameDay Grass in its stadium. The fibers and technologies used by AstroTurf will provide our student-athletes with a state-of-the art product that focuses on player performance and safety."
Rendering of the new playing surface at Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Facility: Wagner Field at Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Location: Manhattan, KS
System: AstroTurf® GameDay Grass™ 3D 60H
Sq. Footage: 129,125
Projected Completion Date: June 5, 2011