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Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium Gets New Turf and Goalposts

Aug 7th, 2013

The kickoff to the season at Ladd-Peebles Stadium will be greeted by new and improved turf. Durable, safe and multi-purpose FieldTurf Revolution turf replaces the original synthetic surface which was put down nine years ago. In addition to the new turf, new adjustable goal posts have also been installed to allow an easier transition from college to high school play.

“This new turf is a tremendous upgrade to our football facilities here in Mobile,” said Mayor Sam Jones. “The South Alabama Jaguars are moving up to the highest level of college football, the Senior Bowl and Bowl are growing, and local high school football is as popular as ever.”

“Alabama has become the football capital of the world,” said Council President Reggie Copeland. “This new field is the best way to showcase our city to the national audience that will be watching the games at Ladd.”

The FieldTurf Revolution turf is a synthetic, “monofilament” type fiber. It has been installed in a number of professional and college stadiums around the country. The cost of the contract for the new turf was $311,168. The goalposts were paid for by the Ladd Stadium Board.

There was an honorary first field goal attempt by University of South Alabama kicker Aleem Sunanon, with Mayor Jones as the holder. The field goal was good.