Originally built in 1967 and named Woodward Field, Eastern Washington was an NASA program. Since turning the fielded in 2010, the Eagles hold a 41-7 record at home, winning a National Championship in the first season on the newly furnished turf.
Wide receiver Hagen Graves has played both on the Boise State blue and EasternWashingtonred and says that the color of the field is a non-factor. Boise State’s turf dates back to 1986 and according to a New York Times article earlier this year, colleges now must get BSU’s approval before changing their fields to any other color except green.
EasternWashington’s Redfield, Central Michigan’s gray field and Central Arkansas’s purple and gray striped field were grandfathered in since they were installed before BSU was able to push the trademark through the United States Patent Office. Since then, Coastal Carolina has received permission to install a teal football field.
A rocking chair because he is an old man, a travel bag because, get the hell out and the keys to every school in this conference because what a great career he has had.” Krupp hauled in 7 passes for 70 yards, giving him the FCS record.
Approximately 50% more durable than traditional fibers, a Tr ionic turf surface is also non-abrasive, resulting in a more predictable and player-friendly athletic field than anything ever achieved before. “We’re excited to be able to offer our players a better athletic field, ” said Aaron Best, head coach at Eastern Washington University.
The 3D3 designation refers to a special sub-layer of crimped fiber that exists under the top layer to fortify the infill and achieve a higher level of stability than traditional turf surfaces are capable of providing. This layer, known as the Routine, has been proven in independent research to reduce torque transmitted to a player’s lower body.
This sub-layer feature and the unique nylon polymer reinforcement combine to yield a synthetic turf that’s both stronger and safer. The removal of the existing turf and the installation of the new AstroTurf Routine 3D3 field is expected to be completed this summer, in time for the Eagles to begin preparation for the 2020 season on The Inferno.
The new field is made from Tr ionic fibers, a super-fiber developed by AstroTurf®, the company tasked with replacing the famous Redfield, also known as The Inferno. Approximately 50% more durable than traditional fibers, a Tr ionic turf surface is also non-abrasive, resulting in a more predictable and player-friendly athletic field than anything ever achieved before.
With the Inferno renovated, Eagle athletes and visiting players will enjoy an elevated experience on the field thanks to AstroTurf ®, the leading innovators in the turf industry. The 3D3 designation refers to a special sub-layer of crimped fiber that exists under the top layer to fortify the infill and achieve a higher level of stability than traditional turf surfaces are capable of providing.
This layer, known as the Routine, has been proven in independent research to reduce torque transmitted to a player’s lower body. This sub-layer feature and the unique nylon polymer reinforcement combine to yield a synthetic turf that’s both stronger and safer.
The removal of the existing turf and the installation of the new AstroTurf® Routine 3D3 field is expected to be completed this summer, in time for the Eagles to begin preparation for the 2020 season on The Inferno! A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams, and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety.
New red turf was installed Tuesday at EU’s Room Field in Cheney, replacing its 10-year-old UHF that helped boost the Football Championship Subdivision power’s national profile in 2010. It is such a bright red that Room Field at Eastern Washington University should have its own color.
The captains for EU and DSU meet at midfield for the opening coin toss during their playoff game at Room Field in Cheney, Wash., on Dec. 11, 2010. It is such a bright red that Room Field at Eastern Washington University should have its own color.
The results since that day have been noticeable, both with the team and the notoriety of having a color of field nobody else has in the country. An up-tempo, spread offense that puts a premium on speed, the artificial turf played right into the philosophy of former head coach Beau Baldwin, who took over the head coaching position in 2008.
The Eagles went 6-5 and 8-4 in Baldwin's first two seasons, but once the red turf came into vogue, so did the team. And it didn't hurt it had running back Taiwan Jones, a speedster who was made for turf.
That's not the case for those in the press box like Cook and sportswriter Jim Allen of The Spokesman-Review newspaper, who's covered the team since 2011. Goes er said the Bison players see it all week on film, so it's not like it will be a surprise when they arrive at the stadium late Saturday morning.
They saw it on film last year, too, in the week leading up to the Eastern Washington game at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargo dome. It will be DSU's first trip back to the red turf since that fateful FCS quarterfinal playoff game in 2010, when the Eagles won 38-31 in overtime.
It featured a controversial ending when a loose ball by DSU quarterback Brock Jensen near the EU goal line was ruled a fumble and the Eagles recovered, thus ending the game. “I doubt they'll say a lot about it this year,” Goes er said of his players earlier this week.
They wanted to know what happened, the dynamics, the locker room, the turf and all that stuff. The only other FCS school is Central Arkansas, which has alternate gray and purple turf every five yards.
The original red turf will be available for pick-up sometime in August at Room Field, although no official date has been set. With the original red turf getting replaced this summer, Eastern has put pieces of it up for sale.
Additional temporary seating is often utilized to accommodate large crowds, which brings the capacity to nearly 12,000. The field was renamed before the start of the 2010 season in honor of Michael Room, an All-ProNFLtackle and former Eastern Washington football player, and major donor for the Red Turf project.
Room Field went under a massive renovation in 2004 that upgraded public facilities, the press box, new locker room, and also updated the stadium's capacity. Phase three increased the stadium's permanent seating capacity from 7,500 to 8,700 and was financed with a combination of public funds and private donations.
Eastern set its single season attendance record in 2011 with an average of 8,889 and currently ranks 48th in FCS and fourth in the Big Sky Conference. On February 26, 2010, ESPN reported that Eastern Washington planned to remove the natural turf at Woodward Field and replace it with red Sprinter, making it the second Division I college football program to have a non-green playing surface (Boise State of the MWC has had a blue surface since 1986).
A funding drive was begun in late January 2010, with EU alumnus Michael Room donating $500,000 toward the installation costs, and fellow alumnus and Fox Sports personality Colin Cowherd also making a donation. On May 20, the Eastern Washington Board of Trustees approved a name change to Room Field upon the successful completion of the project.
The field is aligned nearly north-south, offset slightly to the northwest, at an approximate elevation of 2,450 feet (745 m) above sea level. In June 2012, it was announced that a state-of-the-art video scoreboard would be installed in time for the first home game of the 2012 season on September 29.
A feasibility study is currently underway that would identify revenue streams and measure costs, which have been estimated to be $20 million or more. In November 2012, it was announced that the project envisions adding several thousand seats at Room Field, boosting capacity beyond 18,000.
Other amenities include athletic facilities, band locker rooms, offices, and retail space. Eastern Washington University’s $975,000 investment in a new, artificial football field installed by Sprinter, Inc., has already paid huge dividends.
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