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Construction on FAMU's new football field starts Wednesday

Construction on FAMU's new football field starts Wednesday.PNG
Construction on FAMU's new football field starts Wednesday.PNG
Posted at 5:57 PM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 14:46:23-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Come September 1st, Florida A&M will be playing on new field turf for their season opener.

FieldTurf is coming to Bragg and the university is excited about the future.

They're wasting no time in getting this baby started either. Wednesday, work begins and the estimated finish date? August 15.

The cost of the project is around $800,000 but the university will save money in maintenance on the field. There's also the potential for revenue, as the field can be used year round.

Netting, goal posts, and fan zones are also being included in the updates and everyone excited for the changes.

"I think it's a win win for all of us. With a new coach that's coming in that's noted for his offense," said John Eason, the director of athletics. "Being in the state of Florida where speed is in abundance, and putting those two together in Tallahassee at Bragg Stadium I think is a win, win for all of us."

"We're committed to bringing top notch facilities here to the Hill and I think this is the first step in a long line of upgrades to this place to show the students, to show alumni, to show prospective student athletes that we want to compete on a National level and we want to have the facilities to back it up," said head coach Willie Simmons.