PULLMAN -- The installation of the new FieldTurf at Martin Stadium was tailor made for some time-lapse photography. We didn't quite pull off that feat, but we did get shots of the project at various stages over the last several days. As promised, Martin will feature crimson-colored end zones for the first time in history
This is the third FieldTurf carpet Martin Stadium has had since WSU went with the then-cutting edge surface in 2000. At the time, WSU was just the second college or NFL team in the land to install FieldTurf, joining Nebraska.
That original carpet was replaced in 2006.
WSU has not specified the cost but most FieldTurf fields run between $750,000 and $1 million. WSU is installing FieldTurf Revolution Fiber, the same surface used by the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink field, the New England Patriots, Ohio State and Notre Dame.