Trust and Partnership Leads to Second FieldTurf Surface at theUniversity of Wyoming

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Laramie, Wyo. (June 14, 2018) — Five years removed from the unveiling of their new FieldTurf surface on Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium, the University of Wyoming’s athletics department recently lifted the veil on its newest upgrade, a new FieldTurf practice field at their indoor facility. 

University of Wyoming officials opted for FieldTurf Vertex Prime, a hybrid of monofilament & slit-film fiber system, for the Indoor Practice Facility.


 “We selected FieldTurf for the new surface in our Indoor Practice Facility due to the excellent partnership we’ve had with them on our game field and due to their outstanding national reputation,” said Tom Burman, University of Wyoming Athletics Director.  “Our previous indoor field was at the end of its lifespan, and so it was necessary for us to replace it at this time.  We are extremely pleased with the new surface, and it will provide our teams with an outstanding surface to practice on for years to come.”

FieldTurf Vertex Prime is comprised of specially designed slit-film fibers and high performance ridged monofilament fibers. The fibrillation process of the slit-film component allows for proper infill encapsulation while the monofilament fibers facilitate grass-like ball roll. Both fibers are tufted together in the same stitch for a superior aesthetic appearance. 

The system will provide an optimal surface for Cowboy football and Cowgirl soccer, the two main users of the indoor facility. 

“First of all, the product that FieldTurf offers, they’re the top of the line,” said Craig Bohl, University of Wyoming Head Football Coach.  “I’ve had the opportunity to be on all of the different surfaces and FieldTurf continues to be the best.  Their service is incredible and their product is outstanding. I’ve had a chance to walk our new field, aesthetically it looks great, the fibers are super, and we’re really excited about it.”


The Cowboys and Cowgirls new field will feature FieldTurf’s heavyweight 3-layer infill system which has showcased a significantly lower incidence of injuries per recent research by Michael C. Meyers, Professor at Idaho State University’s Department of Sports Science and Physical Education.

His research concluded that systems with >9 lbs. per square foot of infill compared to all other infill weight surfaces led to:

  • 19%-29% lower incidence of total injuries
  • 35%-55% lower incidence of substantial injuries

See the full study Here

Designed and manufactured at FieldTurf’s ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified Calhoun facility, the new surface at the University of Wyoming showcases FieldTurf’s capability to produce unique logos and custom colors.  

In the Mountain West Conference, FieldTurf is the trusted home and practice surface at the University of Wyoming, Air Force, Boise State University, Fresno State, San Diego State University, the University of Nevada and the University of New Mexico.

In the NCAA, FieldTurf is a leading provider of artificial turf with installations at the University of Utah, University of Michigan, Notre Dame University and Ohio State University to name a few.

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