Dakotadome to Recieve New Astroturf in Time for Start of the Football Season

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┬áVERMILLION, S.D. – - The University of South Dakota football team will take the field this fall with two potent new weapons in its arsenal. First, the team has a new head coach in alumnus and Coyote Sports Hall of Famer Joe Glenn. The second new weapon in the arsenal is the addition of a new AstroTurf field at the DakotaDome. The Coyotes have played on an AstroTurf surface for years, in an on-campus facility which seats 10,000. Athletic Director David Sayler knows that the addition of the new AstroTurf field will pay dividends to the athletic program and the university as a whole. The surface will be AstroTurf PureGrass, a knitted nylon product that provides exceptional, all-around performance. PureGrass was designed as a premium, multi-purpose, extra-plush turf with a high fiber density. The PureGrass system at the DakotaDome will not contain infill and is designed to be a portable system, which will rest on an 8mm pad. The system will employee the AstroHopper conversion system, which is designed to allow for removal and storage of the field in a timely and cost-effective manner, to allow the DakotaDome to convert for other types of events. The DakotaDome project will be complete in time for the Coyotes to take the field for their home opener against Colgate on Sept. 8.


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