Villanova, PA – When you mention athletic programs that are riding high, you have to include Villanova University in the conversation. Fresh off of a dynamic season in which their basketball team won the NCAA National Championship, great things are continuing to happen for the athletic program. The Wildcat football team, 2-0 and ranked 10th nationally in the FCS, will christen their new AstroTurf field this Saturday’s against Towson University.
Success usually breeds success and that has proven to be true for Villanova. In recent years, the athletic facilities have received many upgrades and the evidence of that can be seen all across campus. One major upgrade occurred recently with renovations at Villanova Stadium as Goodreau Field was replaced with a premium AstroTurf playing surface.
The new turf system is one of the industry’s best and was completed this summer just before the start of football season. The stadium now features AstroTurf’s RootZone 3D3 Blend turf system. This premium product is AstroTurf’s most popular stadium turf due to its combination of long-lasting performance and game day good looks. The RootZone 3D3 Blend integrates three unique fibers – the slit film, monofilament, and patented RootZone – into one cohesive system. Combined with a Brock Powerbase underlayment for ultimate shock absorbency, this field will deliver superior playability, safety, and durability.
“This is an exciting time for Villanova and we feel that the upgrades to our facilities are setting us up for success well into the future” said Mark Jackson, Villanova Athletic Director. “When it came time to upgrade our stadium field, we looked for the best possible turf system available and AstroTurf delivered on everything we were wanting in a playing surface.”
Dan Driscoll, AstroTurf Regional Sales Manager, took an extra special interest during the sales process and installation of this field. As a former Wildcat linebacker and member of the Villanova Hall of Fame, Dan took great pride in being able to deliver on every AstroTurf promise. He said, “Villanova holds a special place in my heart and it was very important to me to be able to provide the University and its student-athletes with the best playing surface possible. This field is not only beautiful but will live up to the performance and safety standards that are so very important to AstroTurf and to Villanova.”
Villanova competes in the Colonial Athletic Association for football. The Wildcats play an eleven game schedule in 2018 with five games being hosted at Villanova Stadium.
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