WKU's Feix Field gets a facelift

04/21/2014 09:10 PM

Now that spring football has come and gone Feix Field will be getting an overhaul. The turf at Houchens-L.T. Smith Stadium was scheduled to be removed starting Monday and will be replaced with FieldTurf. Installation is expected to take six weeks.

FieldTurf has been voted the top artificial turf surface by the NFL Players Association for the last 10 years and is used by 22 NFL teams. Many FBS stadiums also use FieldTurf including Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

“Replacing the turf on Feix Field is another example of our commitment to maintaining a first-rate college football program at WKU,” said Director of Athletics Todd Stewart. “I have been extremely proud of the way Jeff Brohm has handled his first four months as our head football coach, and a new playing surface inside the stadium continues to help him develop our student-athletes into the best young men that they can be. It will also pay dividends as we move into C-USA with new opponents coming to Bowling Green for the first time. The field also helps many of our student-athletes from teams other than football as our soccer and track teams frequently utilize the Houchens-Smith playing surface to train on.”

In March, Hilltopper fans were given the opportunity to vote on the colors of the endzones on the new turf. Black was the overwhelming favorite, securing nearly 70-percent of the vote.

Fans can follow the progress of the stadium project live on wkusports.com as the athletic department will stream the project 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Trey Eckerle

Trey Eckerle joined cn|2 in June 2013. A graduate of WKU, Trey grew up in Louisville and enjoys having a front row seat as Director to Kentucky sports and politics. He can be reached at 502-792-1106 or trey.eckerle@charter.com


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