STILLWATER, Okla. – Work begins today to replace the turf inside Oklahoma State’s Boone Pickens Stadium. The entire process will be regularly updated online on okstate.com.
The new playing surface will be AstroTurf’s 3D Decade field, named for its 10-year warranty. AstroTurf describes the turf as the most durable surface in the industry, using multiple technologies to create structural resiliency, resistance to wear and sunlight, and splash and migration prevention. It is also manufactured in a manner to reduce installation variables, inconsistencies and installation time, and has been recognized for its performance, durability and safety.
Installation of the new 76,000 square foot AstroTurf field is scheduled to be completed in mid-July. ONCORE is responsible for the entire project, including turf removal, preparation of the base and supervision of the turf installation.
The turf will feature a simplified OSU logo at midfield, as well as the updated Big 12 logo on each 25-yardline. The end zones will also be simplified, with "Oklahoma State" written in black block letters on an orange background. The sidelines will be wrapped in a black border with "Boone Pickens Stadium" displayed on the north sideline.
Boone Pickens Stadium is the oldest football stadium in the Big 12 Conference, and one of the oldest on-campus college football stadiums in the country. The field originally opened in 1901, and the new surface replaces the Football Pro Turf field that was installed in 2005.