(WMC-TV) - Big time upgrades have arrived on the gridiron at Rhodes College just in time for the kick-off of the 2012 season.
"This is the physical manifestation in football of what Rhodes aspires to academically," said second year Lynx head football coach Dan Gritti.
The coach convinced Rhodes President Dr. Bill Troutt that the Division III liberal arts college needed an improved playing surface.
Crews spent the summer removing the grass field and replacing it with "FieldTurf Revolution," a state of the art surface now being used by the likes of New York Giants in their 2012 NFL season opening game against the Dallas Cowboys at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The New England Patriots added the cutting edge turf to their field at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA.