ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Anchorage Football Stadium is getting spiffed up with new artificial turf.
State grant funds are paying for the facelift, almost 15 years since the artificial turf on the field was replaced, according to KTUU ( http://is.gd/vDAF07).
The old turf still has some life in it and it will be used on other fields, Anchorage Parks and Recreation director John Rodda said.
"We've determined two or three fields around the city," Rodda said, "and we will use that turf for little league baseball or American Legion Baseball."
The $700,000 worth of stadium renovations began last week and will continue for another two more weeks or so.
Installing the turf is a delicate process. Crews work to get the material set perfectly before it's attached.
"When it's down, it's down," Rodda said. "You don't get to do it twice."
The new turf is engineered for player safety and product longevity.
Artificial turf also is being used at some schools in the city.
Rodda hopes the field is ready to go in time for the Women's Run in early June, when it would serve as a staging area for the event.
Information from: KTUU-TV, http://www.ktuu.com