From Grass to Turf - Mountaineers Convert Practice Fields

In years past, many have criticized the football practice fields at West Virginia University. 

The grass surfaces were in such bad shape players and coaches expressed worry about injuries, with one player calling the fields a “mess”. 

Earlier this year, the Mountaineers rectified the situation by choosing FieldTurf to remove the old fields and replace it with an artificial turf playing surface. Named the Steve Antoline Family Football Practice Fields, the facility brings an added level of excellence to the Mountaineers’ program. 

This Mountaineers continue their partnership with FieldTurf – In 2016, they opted for our system at Milan Puskar Stadium. 

“The WVU football brand is strong as it is. With this upgraded field, the Mountaineers only become bolder,” Fansided’s Matthew Peaslee wrote this past year. 


The Mountaineers’ new practice fields provide a superior playing surface that features the latest in our turf-system technology, as well as an industry-leading level of safety.

The Industry Leader in Strength The Revolution 360 is comprised of individual fibers whose level of performance has never been seen before in the artificial turf industry.

The Mountaineers’ elite athletes can practice at the highest intensity knowing each fiber on their practice fields has scored an unprecedented 83 on the Fiber Performance Index, an independent test created by trusted sports-surface research group Labosport.

No other turf system could match the Revolution 360’s elite combination of feel, recovery, or U.V. and tear resistance.


West Virginia’s football program enjoyed a 9-2 season in 2016, losing only once on their home turf to conference powerhouse Oklahoma.

Quickly becoming the most popular surface in North America, West Virginia University will join an impressive list of current users, of which features CenturyLink Field, home of the Seahawks & Sounders, Gillette Stadium, home of the Patriots & Revolution, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Falcons and United, Portland Timbers, Princeton University, Toledo University, University of Texas at El Paso and over 200 High School and community fields.

Source: FieldTurf