North Carolina Central Replaces Football Field

The North Carolina Central Eagles will be flying on a new artificial football field following the installation of an updated FieldTurf surface. NCCU budgeted roughly $1.8 million on the project at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium which will also see improved drainage systems.

The previous surface from 2009 was known as Mondoturf and replaced the old grass turf at a cost of more than $800,000. The change to the artificial surface allowed the school to schedule more events on the field with minimal impact on the surface condition for football games. FieldTurf has been installed at over 1500 colleges for various uses including both playing and practice surfaces. Eight different NFL teams play their games on FieldTurf as well.

North Carolina Central will debut the newly installed surface on Saturday, September 7 when they host Elon. The Eagles have a total of five home scheduled for the 2024 season with additional home contests against North Carolina A&T, Virginia-Lynchburg, Morgan State, and Howard.

Photo Credit to FieldTurf via Twitter

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