The amount of the contract let is $901,152. Work is expected to begin in the next few days. Preparation work for additional seating adjacent to the Touchdown Terrace in the North end zone has already begun.
The current AstroPlay sufrace, installed in 2002,has been beset with problems during its five-year span. The lines in the field had to be replaced whn the originally installed markers came loose, and shedding of fibers has been an ongoing concern.
Syracuse, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville and Pittsburgh are other Big East schools which have Field Turf in their football stadiums.
The turf installation must be completed by the start of the Rich Rodriguez football camps in mid-June.