Practice Fields Construction Update (6-24-05)

With significant progress being made on Idaho's latest facilities upgrade (TWO brand-new, lighted, 75-yard side-by-side SprinTurf artificial turf practice fields), the finished product is beginning to take form. Scheduled to be completed by the beginning of fall football camp, this most recent gallery shows aerial views of the project.

Previous updates:

LINK: Turf Project Update

LINK: Turf Project Launch


Construction continues on Idaho's most current facilities upgrade, which will effect the ENTIRE University of Idaho student body, not just Vandal athletics. Scheduled to be completed by the time fall football camp begins, the project is progressing nicely.

VV.com photographer and writer Larry Johnson was on campus this week and submits this most recent round of images of the project. Leveling and installation of drainage systems continues as the fields begin to take some serious form now. Among some of the other details we've learned about this project are plans for a fence encircling the side-by-side 75-yard fields, including an SEC-style "hedge" growing along-side the fence, gates with the Idaho logo, and logos painted on the field. Like the recently completed locker rooms and weight room, this is looking like a first-class upgrade for Vandal athletics.

Enjoy the images below. The series starts with a panning view from left to right looking down at the fields from above the new Iverson Strength and Speed Center. The last 3 photos are a ground-level view of the field.

It's amazing how well the Palouse, and the University of Idaho campus, photographs...especially this time of year.

We'll continue to update the project as progress is made throughout the summer.



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Aerial View #1.


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Aerial View #2.


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Aerial View #3.


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Aerial View #4.


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Ground Level View #1.


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Ground Level View #2.


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Ground Level View #3.


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