HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- New turf is being installed on the football field at the University of Southern Mississippi.
The $550,000 resurfacing project is expected to be completed by July 1.
Work started in April after a tornado a month earlier left the 9-year-old playing surface unusable.
While the field was bare, upgrades and repairs were made to the subsurface drainage system.
Officials say the Matrix Turf will prevent infill fly-out when athletes make cuts on the turf and improving drainage by drawing water away from the surface faster.
Once installed, the field will have contrasting, light/dark green every five yards, with the end zones adorned with "Golden Eagles" in white text with a black border and gold background. The same "Southern Miss" logo displayed on USM's black helmets will placed at midfield.
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