When last we saw the turf @ the Doyt, it looked like this. If I had a photo of Sean Ellis on his rear, I would be happy to show it, but you get the idea.
A bid has been posted to put Field Turf into the Doyt, according to this AZZ.com thread.
Sealed bids will be received by the Purchasing Department, 103 Park Avenue Warehouse, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403 for the following Project:
Bid # 5143
REPLACEMENT - DOYT PERRY STADIUM
Wood County, Ohio
in accordance with the Contract Documents prepared by:
234 North Erie Street
Toledo, Ohio 43624
Base Bid - General
Contract Field Turf
Alternate G-1 - 42”
Alternate G-2 - 42”
Custom Metal Fence
Alternate G-3 - 84”
Alternate G-4 -
Hinged Goal Posts
until Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 2:00 p.m., when all bids will be opened and read aloud.
All Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 2:00 p.m., at the following location:
Purchasing Department, 103 Park Avenue
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
So, we're spending $1 million or so, and may get a new fence out of it, too. This topic is controversial in the FalconNation, but the plain fact is that we are one of the last MAC teams still playing on grass, and that's probably a good indication it was time for a change. The Field Turf is leap ahead of the old artificial turf, and probably represents a rare example of science trumping the nature is it imitating. Our local HS plays on field turf, for crying out loud.
I believe this means the spring game will not be in the Stadium (smile).
I will miss the grass, but it had to be done.
- Go BG Women, beat Vanderbilt.
- The name of Jay Price, an Illinois assistant with Purdue ties has surfaced for our hoops coach, via an outside media source.