This blog has moved. To see new articles, go to

Arizona Wildcats football: FieldTurf selected for Arizona Stadium

2013-01-30T09:21:00Z 2013-04-24T16:29:57Z Arizona Wildcats football: FieldTurf selected for Arizona StadiumDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 30, 2013 9:21 am  • 

Natural grass is officially out at Arizona Stadium.

The Arizona Wildcats announced this morning that FieldTurf, a type of artificial turf, will be the new playing surface at Arizona Stadium, replacing natural grass.

The move has been expected and became official this morning.

Arizona is the eighth Pac-12 program to install FieldTurf either in its stadium or practice field. 

The exact surface is the FieldTurf Revolution Coolplay, which reduces the surface temperature. FieldTurf has been installed in more than 4,500 fields in North America. In the NFL, 22 of the 32 teams use FieldTurf for either their game and/or practice field. 

Installation at Arizona Stadium is expected to start in the next couple of weeks.

Copyright 2015 Arizona Daily Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Latest scores and more from all sports

MLB:  News | Scoreboard NFL:  News | Scoreboard NBA:  News | Scoreboard
NHL:  News | Scoreboard NCAA FB:  News | Scoreboard NCAA BK:  News | Scoreboard
Golf:  News | Leaderboard Auto Racing:  News | Results Tennis:  News | Scoreboard
Other: MLS  |  Womens NCAA BK  |  WNBA  |  CFL  |  Minor League Baseball  |  NFL Draft  |  NBA Draft