College Football Stadium Updates: Yale Football Switches To Artificial Turf

College Football Stadium Updates: Yale Football Switches To Artificial Turf

College Football Stadium Updates: Yale Football Switches To Artificial Turf

There are a growing number of college sports facilities making the switch to artificial grass playing fields, and you can now add Yale to that list. Earlier this year it was announced that the Yale Bowl, a facility over a hundred years old, would be making their playing field permanently green with synthetic turf.

With primary financing coming from a group of football alumni, the goal is to revitalize the facility and its surrounding community by cutting back on maintenance costs and creating a field that can be used year-round by a host of different organizations, from high-schools to professional teams.

New Haven, CT sees an average 29 inches of snow each winter, and rainfall of 48 inches each year. That kind of weather can wreak havoc on an outdoor playing field, which is what Yale found to be an ongoing challenge. Always in need of reseeding and care, Yale’s football team wasn’t able to practice or play on the surface as much as they should have.

Concerns about the current field’s quality were expressed by players, such as the current quarterback, who felt that artificial turf allows for a quicker game. Other players jokingly referred to the current field as “The Sandbox” due to additional layers of sand added each year to combat drainage problems.

Overall, the football and greater community embrace this upcoming change, which is to be completed by next season. Yale is now the seventh Ivy League school with an artificial grass field, leaving Brown University the only one with natural grass.


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