Jones is gone from Hawai'i, and the old natural grass field is gone as well from Spartan Stadium. In it's place will be Field Turf, an artificial surface that closely resembles natural turf without the erosion factors and maintenance necessary for a natural surface - it's sand, rubber, and plastic so no need for watering or mowing.
Inside Sparta was at the Stadium on Friday and captured a few images of the progress, scheduled for an early May completion. The first use of the new field will be for a non-sporting event - graduation. The first Spartan athletic team to use the field will be soccer, according to the SJSU Athletic Dept.
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