Crimson end zones officially revealed

WASHINGTON STATE OFFICIALLY unveiled a mock-up of their new stadium turf on Thursday. The surfaces of Martin Stadium and the Rogers Field practice facility will feature the Cougar logo at midfield along with crimson end zones. The project will be completed in late July.

As reported back in May, WSU was replacing their stadium and practice turf but it wasn't known for certain until today the exact color changes in store for the end zones.

The new surface will be FieldTurf Revolution Fiber, the same surface used by the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink field, the New England Patriots, Ohio State and Notre Dame.

The Cougars' home opener is Sept. 13 vs. Portland State, WSU's third game of the season.

The release didn't specify the cost but most FieldTurf fields run between $750,000 and $1 million.

WSU FieldTurf typically lasts for eight to 10 years. The turf at Martin Stadium has been in place since 2006 and on the practice field since 2010.

"What began in 2011 with the construction of the premium seating addition at Martin Stadium, to the recently completed Cougar Football Complex, the football facilities at Washington State University have experienced a major facelift," Bill Moos said in the statement. "The final touches to this three-year transformation are new playing surfaces on both Martin Stadium and the Rogers Practice Field, which is now in full swing."

"With the new FieldTurf installed, and some additional cosmetic improvements, alumni, fans, recruits, coaches and student-athletes will be watching and playing college football in a first class venue in one of the most unique settings in the country."

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