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Eastern Washington begins installation of new red turf at Roos Field

UPDATED: Tue., July 21, 2020

A crew from Coast to Coast Turf lays  (Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review)
A crew from Coast to Coast Turf lays (Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review)

New red turf was installed Tuesday at EWU’s Roos Field in Cheney, replacing its 10-year-old urf that helped boost the Football Championship Subdivision power’s national profile in 2010.

The $1 million to pay for the turf came from private funds – a donation from Spokane business owner and Cheney resident Jack Gillingham – to replace aging turf that hardened and faded over the years. EWU has a 55-10 record at “The Inferno” since its 2010 installation.

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