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Tracking the progress at Memorial Stadium, Part III
With fall camp set to open at the end of the week, construction on the new turf going down in place of the old track at Memorial Stadium is nearing its completion.
Construction crews began installing the turf on Thursday morning and are expected to tie together the final touches this week. .
There's still some work to be done, with regard to stitching in the lines and markings off of the playing field and adding the new Big 12 logo to the turf and the new black, decorative fence that will surround the south end, but the bulk of what's going to be there on Saturdays this fall is in place and you can really start to see what it will look like.
It's important to remember that, what it looks like today and what it will look like on game days is completely different. On game day, there will be benches out there, equipment out there, players out there and all of the other things that make up a Saturday college football atmosphere.
Finishing off the turf is an involved process that includes both hot glue, adding the rubber that gives the surface its softer feel and sewing together the pieces that measure five yards wide and anywhere from 30 to 50 yards long.
Here's a quick look at some of the most recent photos of what's going on over at Memorial Stadium:
This one from late Sunday evening offers a good look at all the green that now surrounds the playing surface at Memorial Stadium:
Here are a few from Richard Gwin from late last week as the project began:
And a couple more from me during a trip up there last week: