When Cabaniss Field plays host to its first high school football game next week, it will have a brand new playing surface.
The new field is state of the art and good looking.
There’s lots of football that’s been played at the stadium over the past 10 years.
And it's time for the original playing artificial surface to be replaced by this new and improved version.
“It’s a newer blend of Astroturf and it’s call Trionic Game Day 3D,” Brenda Marshall, CCISD director of athletics. “I can show you the difference is that you have a single filament and you also have the split filament which looks like a honeycomb so it's a combination of both."
That's a good thing because these new trionic fibers are stronger and more durable and will stand up longer and not lay down so quickly. Also, this turf also has a softer feel.
The price tag to install the new synthetic turf is $398,000.
"The good thing is everything underneath meaning the dirt work, the rocks and drainage everything was in very good shape,” Marshall said. “So, (all they are doing) is replacing the turf."
Earlier, workers were installing the numbers. Logos will soon follow and the color of this turf is also different.
“We changed it up a bit,” Marshall said. “Some of schools – Carroll and Miller – had changed their logos, so we will have the most current logos of our schools and we changed it up to be a dark and light green and it gave it a little pizzazz to it.”
Carroll and London will christen the new turf on Thursday Sept. 24. KRIS 6 Communications will telecast that game live on our sister station KDF-TV.