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    joefan

    Pics of the new turf

  • Dugway

    I don’t understand doubling up the dark green at the 50 yard line, why not just continue the pattern and have it end in the dark green at the south end zone? Not enough contrast with the goal line? Doesn’t seem likely.

  • Torg

    LOOKS GOOD! Hopefully ‘new turf smell’ isnt too bad lol. I’m row 4 in the muss, so i guess I’ll find out.

    • joefan

      I’m row 4 in the MUSS too! What section are you?

  • The alternating shades of green SUCKS.

  • radioUte

    RSL did pay for new turf about 6 years ago. The current surface had a 14-year warranty but is failing in half the time, similar to many other FieldTurf fields across the country. So FieldTurf is replacing this surface at a discount rather than continuing to repair it over the remaining life of the warranty.

    My concern is how well the surface plays in a few weeks. KSL story about the difficulty FieldTurf has had with the field here:

    https://www.ksl.com/?sid=36562463&nid=635&title=rice-eccles-turf-failed-prematurely-new-field-a-possible-safety-concern

  • JDub1942

    So Ive heard a lot of people acuse our turf of not being cushioned well enough, have we had a higher than normal amount of injuries on our feild? Seems like every now and again when we play at home an odd number of players from each team go down with injury.

  • Utenut

    I like the alternating colors of green, maybe the players will have a better feel for the game seeing the distances by shade. Anyway think it looks good, can’t wait to see it in person.

  • NorthEZUte

    Can’t wait to see this field live. It’s going to look great!

  • Tony

    Can’t wait to see it in person.

  • LuckyNumber7

    Thanks for posting these

  • UteSteve

    That’s going to look really sexy. I’m excited to see “Utes” in the end zone again as well. I know the old turf had a warranty up to 14 years or something like that, and it only lasted 7. Any idea if we got a discount on the new field? Just thinking, if Utah has enough money to just up and buy a new field mid-season you would think we could get at least started on the new SEZ, no?

    • rbmw263

      I think they offered to replace it at a huge discount rather than do warranty repairs for the next 7 years

    • DropOutUte

      Read an article that said old field was 700K and the new field would be less than that even with the new coolzone technology or whatever it is. I bet they prorated the warranty and applied it against the cost of the new field.

  • Astute Ute

    I do know the paint from RSL didn’t come off as easy as they thought. So they had to use harsher chemical’s to remove the boxes. Those two combined deteriorated the field faster than expected. So I am guessing not a huge discount since it sounds like some of its wear was self inflicted. Should make those soccer hooligans pay for it!

    • UteSteve

      Perhaps I’m mistaken, but I thought RSL paid for a whole new field not just treating the one they tore up.

      • aquasaurious

        RSL did pony up for the new field last time. That was 6-7 years back. As I understand it, this is a typical lifetime for this type of turf.

  • The alternating green is very HAWT! Can’t wait to see the Utes in the NEZ.

  • Wilson's Mustache

    Really glad they put in a new field. The old one was looking a little worn.

    It’s looking good.

  • UUtes

    I can see my seats in W15!

  • UtahStu

    Think it would have looked better with a double light green in the mide. Oh well.

  • Mule

    Were there any plans to sell off pieces of the old turf? Someone somewhere had a great idea to use it to raise funds for stadium expansion. Who wants to contact Dr. Hill?

  • Big Kahuna

    We barely sold a small portion of the last turf and that field had both 2004 and 2008 teams play on it. I want to say the bookstore had pieces of turf for almost a year after they initially placed the boxed items on sale.

    There was a lot of complaining about amounts but at the list price of around $100 no one purchased. I picked up a second piece for more than half off when the bookstore marked down.

    Our fan base can be aggressive with their pocket books, the campaign for the field house is an example. For whatever reason (including a lack of marketing and perhaps too aggressive a price point) the turf did not sell well last time.

    I am guessing Field Turf probably recycles the old turf?