Eastern Washington Going Ahead with the Red Turf
by, 02-26-2010 at 03:37 AM (1006 Views)
Like I mentioned before, I don't think this is a good idea but EWU officials seem dead set on moving forward with this project. I am all for replacing the natural surface in Cheney that sees its field torn up by year's end but seeing a full field of red is going to be tough to watch especially considering EWU wears full red uniforms and pants (at least as of today).
The blue turf of former Big Sky member Boise State is one thing, which is at least close to the normal color of grass. Going red is another color completely in a different spectrum . It might gain some national headlines for a year is another but its not going to gain much else.
To have notable EWU alums in NFL Pro Bowler Michael Roos and ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd have made huge donations to make this happen.
Here is an interview from a Spokane TV news broadcast asking questions on the new turf with EWU AD Bill Chaves:
Here is a look at what the first 2010 game at Woodward Statium will look like when the Eagles host Montana on Sept. 18 this fall:
Image from EWU.