AstroTurf is resurfacing Oklahoma State University’s football stadium, Boone Pickens Stadium, a year after installing two AstroTurf 3D Xtreme practice fields at the Sherman E. Smith Training Center. Installation of the new 76,000 square foot AstroTurf field is scheduled to begin on May 12.
The new field at Boone Pickens will be AstroTurf’s 3D Decade product, named “decade” due to its 10-year warranty. The grass-like surface is a combination of the omega-shaped horseshoe fiber and slit film fiber. AstroTurf’s RootZone technology, a sub-layer of texturized nylon which stabilizes the sand and rubber infill and prevents splash and migration, is also included. Majority of the turf will be installed in one of AstroTurf’s climate controlled factories prior to shipping, also known as its PREFAB system.
“Our players, coaches and staff have been extremely satisfied with our AstroTurf fields at the Sherman Smith Center,” says Athletic Director Mike Holder. “When it came time to replace the turf at Boone Pickens Stadium, we decided to stick with AstroTurf.”
Boone Pickens Stadium is the oldest football stadium in the Big 12 Conference, tracing its roots back to 1919.