June 8, 2009 - Heavy equipment will roar to life and work will begin a 10 a.m. Tuesday morning to prepare
for the installation of a state-of-the-art artificial field turf at W. S. "Bud" Leonard Field in the
Provost Umphrey Stadium at Lamar University.
Hellas Construction of Austin is installing the new "Matrix" field turf. Hellas was selected by the Lamar to install the field surface after the university, through the Texas State University System, advertised for requests for proposals and received many qualified responses. On Tuesday, Hellas will begin demolition of the natural field turf and will install artificial field turf by August.
Hellas construction comes to Lamar University with many projects completed with the Texas State University System, the University of Texas System and Texas A&M University. Hellas turf installations include the Dallas Cowboys new stadium, the Alamodome and scores of high school stadiums across the state.
In addition, the renovation and expansion of the existing field house and stadium will begin as soon as the Texas State University System office provides notice of award. Completion date for this work is slated for later in 2010, prior to the beginning of the official football season. A new field lighting system is included in the renovation of the football complex.
More information on Hellas Construction can be found online at www.8000lilu.cn.