EL PASO, TX (May 8, 2015) – The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and FieldTurf jointly announced today that the six-year old artificial turf surface at Sun Bowl stadium will be upgraded to FieldTurf Classic HD CoolPlay, and that the natural grass fields at Glory Road practice field and University Field will respectively be converted to FieldTurf Classic HD CoolPlay and FieldTurf Revolution CoolPlay.
“FieldTurf is a global leader in artificial turf with more than 10,000 fields worldwide,” said UTEP Director of Athletics Bob Stull. “We’re excited about entering into a new agreement with FieldTurf that will benefit our coaches and student-athletes immensely while enhancing our first-class facilities.”
“We are extremely excited to have a new playing surface in the Sun Bowl that will be safe for players and opponents,” said UTEP football coach Sean Kugler. “We’re also ecstatic about having the same exact playing surface on our practice facility at Glory Road.”
“UTEP Soccer will now have one of the best artificial grass playing surfaces in the country,” said UTEP soccer coach Kevin Cross. “On top of that, the Cool Play turf will not increase the field temperature. I cannot wait to play our first game this fall!”
Designed to reduce surface heat, FieldTurf’s exclusive cork top dressing allows the revolutionary CoolPlay system to deliver the same results and overall stability as FieldTurf’s proven elite systems found in the world’s most renowned stadiums. Want to learn more on CoolPlay? Click here.
“We are excited to have The University of Texas at El Paso select FieldTurf,” said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere.
“We are proud to be able to provide the Miners with innovative, durable and high-performance fields.”
Regarded as the turf of choice for top college programs, FieldTurf is currently the underfoot of the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas Christian University, Trinity University, Texas State University and over 300 Collegiate, High School, and community facilities in the great state of Texas.
Manufactured in Calhoun, Ga., FieldTurf is the most trusted name in artificial turf with over 4,500 installations in the United States. In the NFL, 22 of 32 teams have selected FieldTurf for their game and / or practice facilities while hundreds of NCAA D-1 programs play and/or practice on FieldTurf, including such powerhouse programs as Illinois, Louisville, Michigan, Missouri, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Washington State among others.