BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo Athletics Department on Wednesday announced plans to install a new playing surface at UB Stadium.
The new playing surface will be made of A-Turf Titan, the industry's ultimate synthetic surfacing system, and is the same field surface used by the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. In addition, Titan has the industry's best safety rating.
Construction began in early July, replacing the previous turf that was installed in 2005, and will be completed in August in time for the Bulls' football and men's and women's soccer seasons.
Similar to the floor in Alumni Arena, the field design will feature the name of the university and an outline of the State of New York at midfield. The end zones will be royal blue with the word "Bulls" in white letters outlined in gray. The interlocking UB as well as the Mid-American Conference shield also will be featured on the 25-yard lines.
"We are always working to provide the best for our student-athletes," said UB Director of Athletics Danny White. "Not only will our teams be playing on one of the industry's top synthetic surfaces, but the bold design will serve as a reminder of UB's status as the largest and most comprehensive public research institution in the State of New York."
The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York. UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.