New Memorial Stadium Turf Installation Begins

Old Turf Taken Out First

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Getting underway Monday, the process of putting in new artificial turf at Memorial Stadium.

I was at the stadium as Hellas Construction started the process of ripping up the old turf. 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.