You've probably never seen Martin Stadium look like
The turf is being replaced.
It's something they do every five or six years when
it gets worn out.
You might not have realized though, that under that
turf, you have a little bit of gravel.
CREATING THE PERFECT FIELD IS LIKE BAKING A LAYER-CAKE,
YOU GOTTA HAVE A SOLID FOUNDATION.
SOMETHING TO BUILD ON.
MARTIN STADIUM'S OLD TURF WAS GETTING STALE.
This one gets a lot of use because we have intermurals
and PE classes on it,
THE LAST SURFACE WAS ABOUT SIX YEARS OLD AND STARTING
TO SEE SOME WEAR.
WSU ATHLETIC DIRECTOR BILL MOOS SAID WITH THE COMPLETION
OF THE NEW FOOTBALL COMPLEX IT WAS THE PERFECT RECIPE
FOR A REMIX.
Actually the evolution of artificial turf has really
improved through the years having played on the early
ones and feeling it every day,
THE NEW SURFACE WILL BE THE SAME KIND AS THE LAST
THE SAME THEY USE ON THE PRACTICE FIELD AND BASEBALL
THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE, THE COLOR AT THE ENDS.
Well the fans were inquiring about the end zones and
hoping we'd put crimson in the end zones and that's
what we've done,
THAT FITS PERFECTLY WITH WSU'S PLAN TO HOUSE ITS SUPER
FANS JUST BEHIND THE GOAL POSTS IN THE CRIM-ZONE.
We just want to make sure we have a lot of crimson
jersies in the crimson end zone this fall,
GROUND CREWS ARE NOW LAYERING EACH PIECE OF THE FIELD.
ROLLING OUT THE SURFACE, TRIMMING THE EDGES, SEWING
THEM TOGETHER BEFORE STRETCHING THEM INTO PLACE.
THE TURF SHOULD BE ALL DOWN IN THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS,
ADD THE RUBBER FILLING AND LOGOS, BAKE FOR ABOUT A
FEW WEEKS AND VIOLA.
It's kinda the frosting on the cake of the $130 million
worth of facilities that we've built for Martin Stadium
over the last couple of years,
A TREAT TASTY ENOUGH TO MAKE MARTHA STEWART JEALOUS.
The icing on the cake that many Cougar fans are hoping
is served at a bowl game.
Reporting in Pullman, Aaron Luna KXLY 4 News.