"I am convinced we are installing the best surface out there," says WVU head coach Rich Rodriguez. "Not only will it play extremely firm and fast, but it's the safest surface you can play on today."
"There's no doubt that earning the installation at West Virginia's Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium is another very significant notch in FieldTurf's belt," says FieldTurf CEO John Gilman. "The Mountaineers have one of the nation's top college football programs, and it's an honor to be associated with WVU. Coach (Rich) Rodriguez is one of the game's outstanding coaches, and I know how important it is to him for his players to play on the most state-of-the-art turf available. Mountaineer fans can absolutely count on seeing the world's best turf when their team takes the field against Western Michigan on September 1."
Ballard Sports of Cary, N.C., will install the new surface. The installation is projected to be completed by mid-June. Cost of the project is $901,152.