Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Red Turf Confirmed!!

Today, Eastern Washington confirmed their plan to install red FieldTurf in Woodward Field. Tennessee Titans All-Pro and Eastern Washington grad Michael Roos and his wife donated $500,000 towards the project. From the press release, here's a large money quote:

Eastern Athletic Director Bill Chaves, who is working with associate athletic director for development Marc Hughes on the project, said EWU needs to secure additional funding through private contributions before actual replacement can be started. It is hoped that the project can be funded and completed in time for the 2010 season.

"There is no doubt that one of Boise State's claim to fame has been their blue turf and like it or dislike it, it has certainly brought them a tremendous amount of notoriety," said Chaves. "In a similar vein we have a tremendous opportunity at Eastern to do the same by differentiating ourselves with the red turf while providing a superior playing surface."

So, Boise State and the University of New Haven have blue turf, and now EWU has red. Is this going to be a trend? If we see UNH and EWU playing in BCS bowls anytime in the near future, it just might.

Until next time.

Until next time, or update.


  1. Thought I read somewhere that the NCAA outlawed the installation of colored turf (other than green) after Boise St did theirs? Apparently that was inaccurate.

    Ps - love the blog. I've written about turf stadiums in the NE Ohio area for my blog, so I've got a soft spot for sod (or fake sod as it were)...and this blog is right up my alley.

  2. Thanks!

    I plan on following up on this one to get the details about NCAA approval ets. once the turf is installed.

  3. The red turf looks really stupid. I can’t believe the NCAA will even allow this to happen.