Florida A&M University (FAMU), Norfolk State University (NSU) and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) have announced facility upgrades entering the 2018-19 athletics season.
FAMU has announced that it is installing Astroturf in Bragg Memorial Stadium in time for the September 1 home opener against Fort Valley State.
Fellow MEAC member Norfolk State has announced that contractor R.A.D. Sports will install a new top-of-the-line artificial turf field at William “Dick” Price Stadium for the 2018 football season.
The current scoreboard at the CAU Panther Stadium will be coming down and a new, state-of-the-art video board will be erected in its place. The LED video screen is 27 x 42 feet with a versatile display that can be configured as a scoreboard or as a complete video board.
At FAMU, the turf being installed in Bragg Stadium is currently installed at Boston College, Oklahoma State and Camping World Stadium in Orlando, to name a few venues.
In addition to the new turf surface at NSU, a new drainage system for the stadium will be put in place during construction. Electrical and data conduits will also be placed underneath the field. Spike Zone Pro 1.75” with Envirofill infill, a hybrid turf product from Shaw Sports Turf, will be installed during construction.
The video board is just one of the more than 30 facility improvements that have taken place across the CAU athletics landscape over the past several months. L.S. Epps Gymnasium has seen everything from a new floor, new bleachers, new goals, weight room, team room and locker rooms for all of the Panthers and Lady Panthers sports teams housed there.
Coming up in the near future will be the resurfacing of the track surrounding the CAU Panther Stadium football field; upgrades to the adjacent Lady Panthers softball field; enhancements of the football locker room, along with a new weight room. New brick and iron fencing around the stadium is also scheduled, as is a new entry way design for the stadium.