Arizona Stadium has changed a lot over the past two years.

A new videoboard went up in the south end before the 2011 season. On the north end, the construction of the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility has been going strong for more than six months.

Get ready for another change.

This week, the university will choose a company to install new synthetic turf into Arizona Stadium. The UA stopped accepting bids on Friday.

Installation is expected to begin about Feb. 1 and be completed by Aug. 1, in time for the home opener Aug. 31 against NAU.

The more versatile turf will replace the current natural grass surface, allowing UA football players to work out at the stadium year-round, even after heavy rain.

Read more in Tuesday's Arizona Daily Star.