Doesn't hurt that Chairman & CEO at Shaw is Vance Bell, a former teammate of mine at NATS. Quite a number of other TechExes working there or have retired from there. Thank God it's NOT AstroTurf.One of my GT classmates is working on this for Shaw. This is their best product, and it's not your grandfather's AstroTurf. He's got a patch of it in his back yard, and if you walked on it blindfolded, you'd never know it wasn't grass.
It was also meant to be played with no pads, helmets, very little passing, and almost nobody over 200lbs.
Field is gonna be navy.Not a big deal to me. The only “concern” I might have is whether this will affect the field designs and/or how often the design will change. Most recent years have seen at least 2-3 different field designs, I wonder if that number will go up or down with the turf. Hopefully the gold will look more consistent and less washed out on turf.
Nah. Playing on grass or playing on artificial grass that is nearly indistinguishable from grass makes no difference to the actual game.
Grant Field had an artificial surface for 25 seasons from 1971-94, which included the Yellow Jackets’ fourth national championship campaign in 1990. Willie Clay, Marco Coleman, Bill Curry, John Davis, Eddie Lee Ivery, Robert Lavette, Randy Rhino, Pepper Rodgers, Bobby Ross, Lucius Sanford, Ken Swilling and Pat Swilling were among the Georgia Tech legends that played and coached on Grant Field’s artificial surface during their time as Yellow Jackets.
Grant Field was turf for 20+ years from the 70s to the early 90s, so it should still be "Grant Field" after the change.Grant field is historic, I believe one of if not the oldest field still in use, but sometimes “historic” can become impractical to keep up. If it helps our athletic department and team, I’m all for it!