RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Work crews at Arkansas Tech are installing new artificial turf at Thone Stadium.
Workers on Wednesday were laying the synthetic surface, which features gold end zones and is to be ready for the fall football season.
The Wonder Boys' home opener is Sept. 1 against Bacone College (Okla.).
The Courier reports (http://is.gd/05sg6G ) the new surface will be used by other athletics teams and by the band, cheer and dance squads.
Separately, a practice facility for the Arkansas Tech band is under construction at the north end of campus. The band will have daily use of the facility during marching season.
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