Memorial Stadium To Get Same Turf As Cowboys, Texans Have

New Turf Will Be Cooler In Temperature

What will Jerry World, NRG Stadium and Victoria Memorial Stadium have in common this fall?

All three stadiums will have the same kind of artificial turf. VISD athletic director Bobby Jack Wright, confirming to me that a deal has been finalized between VISD and Hellas Construction to put in the new turf. Coach Wright told me the projected start-up date is March 16, and that the installation should take between six to seven weeks. This new matrix turf has an Ecotherm infill. Ecotherm will keep the field about 20 degrees cooler than traditional crumb rubber. The VISD board approved a proposal by Frost Bank to donate $600,000 to VISD for installing the new turf. It will still be called Memorial Stadium, but the field will be called Frost Bank Field.