The next time the University of Wyoming Cowboys take the field, they will be back on their home turf at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium, hosting Texas Tech on a new FieldTurf Vertex CORE surface on September 2.
The installation of the Vertex CORE system represents War Memorial Stadium’s second consecutive FieldTurf surface, following an initial collaboration in 2013. The success of the first installation led to Wyoming choosing FieldTurf, a Tarkett Sports company, for its indoor practice facility in 2018. Sitting at an elevation of 7,220 feet, the Cowboys boast the country’s highest NCAA Division I football stadium, where they have won 66 percent of their home games in the stadium’s history.
The stadium’s new Vertex CORE was designed to deliver performance and beauty. Equipped with two FieldTurf fibers, the Classic HD slit-film fiber and the CORE monofilament super fiber, the system delivers agility, durability, and aesthetics.
“We are very proud of the branding opportunity that Jonah Field has provided us over the last decade,” said Tom Burman, University of Wyoming director of athletics. “We are looking forward to seeing the upgraded field installed this summer. Our relationship with FieldTurf has been a great partnership through the years, and we are pleased to continue that relationship with this new field in War Memorial Stadium.”
In addition to the Cowboys, other Mountain West schools that play and/or practice on FieldTurf include Boise State University, United States Air Force Academy, University of New Mexico, Utah State University and San Diego University.
Other top Division-I NCAA programs that play on FieldTurf include Illinois, Kansas State, Arizona, Washington State, Oregon State, West Virginia, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Texas, Iowa, Rutgers, Syracuse, and Louisville, to name a few.