Installation for the new Louis Bonnette Field at Cowboy Stadium is officially complete, representatives from Hellas Construction recently announced.
The new synthetic turf is a Matrix Turf with Helix Technology, which is the same artificial turf that the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, and the Miami Dolphins have selected.
"Hellas Construction did a terrific job installing the new turf," said McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill, "The look and feel of the surface is second to none. Our fans are going to love the new look."
"Our players and coaches are really excited about the new look and design of the field," said Cowboys head coach Lance Guidry. "Our players are even more excited about the softness of the turf and the sure footing it provides."
Hemphill said, "To be able to compete on one of the finest fields that was produced by one of the top turf companies in America is tremendous, and then to be able to play on the same surface that the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins compete on is a compliment to our program. This field will help our athletes compete at the highest level."
McNeese will open the 2018 season on September 1 at Northern Colorado and will play its first home game two weeks later on Sept. 15 against Nicholls.
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