JPS Aviation / JPS Eqipment Rental has given the funds for new FieldTurf in Malone Stadium to the ULM athletic department.
The gift of a $450,000 donation for FieldTurf comes with a name change for the field. It will now be known as JPS Field at Malone Stadium.
The sum will be enough to pay for the entire expenses of the new playing surface.
This FieldTurf is seen throughout the NFL as well as several universities. Most recently, the team played on the same surface at Wake Forest.
Having an artificial surface is benefical in several different aspects. It lessens the cost of maintenence, drains easily in wet weather and gives athletes proper footing.
The name change of the field will remain for a minimum of eight years.
Texas, Oregon, Nebraska and Texas Tech all use the same surface.
Construction on the field will begin in the offseason after the football team’s annual spring game.