July 26th, 2019 | Commerce, Texas

Commerce, Texas — Texas A&M University-Commerce is replacing the synthetic turf playing surface on Ernest Hawkins Field at Memorial Stadium in time for the 2019 football season.

The new surface consists of Symmetry SafeFlex and AstroTurf 3D3 and is currently being installed by Symmetry Sports Systems of Mount Pleasant, Texas. Construction will be completed prior to the Lions beginning preseason camp in early August. Symmetry previously installed expansion of the previous turf surface to enhance student-athlete practice opportunities.

“With the amount of foot traffic on Hawkins Field annually, our previous turf was developing into a safety and well-being concern for our student-athletes,” explained director of athletics Tim McMurray. “Symmetry is providing us a Best In Class product proven to be a safe and aesthetically pleasing option for our football and track and field programs.