June 9, 2011
FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State Athletics Department held a private dedication for the FieldTurf project on Thursday night at Bulldog Stadium. This event was for those individuals who have either donated toward the project or helped generate funds that kept the project on-line.
The project of nearly $1.2 million started Wednesday when construction crews began removing the prominent crown that ran down the length of the field. The construction phase will be ongoing for the next several weeks. The project is scheduled to be completed August 27. No public funds are being use for this project.
"We are very grateful to have a community that has stepped up to help us with this project," said head coach Pat Hill. "Fresno State has been very good for the Valley and the Valley has been very good for Fresno State. We have passionate people who care about the Bulldogs."
The new FieldTurf will create a safe and consistent surface for Bulldog teams to compete and practice on. This new surface provides year-round opportunities for all Bulldog student-athletes to utilize for practice and training. Maintenance and upkeep is significantly less than a grass field in terms of no mowing or water necessary, minimal preparation for practice and games, and painting the field for competitive use is no longer needed.
There will be public events scheduled later for fans and the general to come and see the FieldTurf installation and progress.
"We Are Your Team!" 2011 Fresno State season football tickets are available now by clicking the tickets icon at the top of this page. The 2011 home schedule includes SEC powerhouse Mississippi, preseason No. 5 ranked Boise State and North Dakota plus WAC rivals Idaho, Utah State and San Jose State.
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