Rolling out the carpet

The installation of the FieldTurf playing surface at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium is now underway. Check out ITV's photo gallery for an upclose look at the new field. Also included, for Total Access Members, is a brief ITV video of the installation happening.

The much anticipated installation of the FieldTurf at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium is now underway. It's only fitting that the crew began the process by starting in the "Crunch Zone" end of the stadium.

While it should only take crews seven days to lay the new FieldTurf, the entire process, which includes the placement of the Louisville logos, sideline and hash marks, will take approximately 21 days. Once the complete field is installed it will be filled with Nike Grind, a sand/rubber mix, which will give the field the feel of natural turf.

The crew that is installing Louisville's FieldTurf is the same group that just a few weeks ago installed Missouri's new field.

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