How Sweet It Looks!

May 15, 2009

Kinnick Turf Renovation Photo Gallery (May 11)

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Work on the drainage system at the University of Iowa’s historic Kinnick Stadium is nearing completion. The next stage of the project will be the installation of FieldTurf. One question fans of the nationally ranked Iowa football program are asking is a simple one: What will the new field look like?

The pieces of the puzzle have been completely removed…and how sweet the new playing surface looks!

Click HERE to see the current puzzle.

Once the project is completed later this summer, the UI will become the seventh Big Ten Conference institution to have an artificial surface in its football facility. That list includes Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio State, Indiana and the new stadium under construction on University of Minnesota campus. The Iowa football team currently practices on a synthetic surface when it is outdoors at the Kenyon Practice Facility and when inside “The Bubble,” the UI’s indoor practice facility.

The FieldTurf surface will replace the PAT – Prescription Athletic Turf installed during the 2005 season. Kinnick has featured a grass playing surface since the 1989 season. It had an artificial surface from 1972 through 1988.