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Eastern Michigan has gray turf for new field nicknamed ‘The Factory’

Eastern Michigan The Factory

Eastern Michigan is joining the alternate field surface color crew this fall. Like Boise State, Eastern Washington and Central Arkansas, EMU will be playing home games on a non-traditional surface color. They decided that gray will be their color.

The process of installing the gray FieldTurf at Rynearson Stadium will begin in July so that the new field surface will be ready for the team’s home opener Aug. 30 against Morgan State.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to be able to invest in our football program and the new gray Field Turf this summer,” said EMU Vice President and Director of Athletics Heather Lyke. “With the gray field being installed, we will be the only ones in the country with such a design. Most importantly, it helps us build an identity that matches the toughness of our team and connection with our community. This facility enhancement is an important brick in the foundation of Coach Creighton’s vision.”

Boise State plays on the famous blue surface; Eastern Washington plays on a red field; and Central Arkansas plays on a field that alternates purple and gray. Now we will be able to include Eastern Michigan on the list. And their concrete gray.

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