Kansas State football has upgraded its playing field at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in Manhattan, Kan.
The Wichita Eagle’s Kellis Robinett tweeted a photo of stadium on Tuesday, showing a newly installed artificial turf surface at the stadium. While the Wildcats already used an artificial playing surface with purple end zones in the the past, it’s a nice change from the coloring which had begun to fade on the old field. The contrast is clear just beyond the sidelines and end zones.
Kansas State football’s new field
New football turf looks good in person. Purple paint really pops compared to the old field. pic.twitter.com/rrAVFj7Yev
— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) June 12, 2018
The old surface was removed in May, as seen in this video from the Kansas City Star.
The field will have its game day debut when Kansas State opens up the 2018 season vs. South Dakota on Saturday, Sept. 1. Kickoff is set for 6:10 p.m. CT.