BOISE, Idaho, May 23, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Boise State University has selected FieldTurf for the synthetic turf replacement at Bronco Stadium. The announcement was made by Boise State Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier and FieldTurf Tarkett CEO Joe Fields. The blue Astroplay field at Bronco Stadium lasted only six years. FieldTurf will be installing "Boise State Blue" turf in time for the Broncos' fall camp. The FieldTurf system is the same surface used by over 50 NCAA D-1 programs along with 21 out of the NFL's 32 teams.

"When we were researching which company we were going to purchase our field from, we were impressed with the overall package FieldTurf offered as their product has proven itself time and time again at all levels of sport," said Boise State Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier.

"We are proud that Boise State has selected FieldTurf as Bronco Stadium is one of the most recognizable fields in the country," stated FieldTurf Tarkett CEO Joe Fields. "The Boise State Broncos will be playing on the industry's most trusted turf system to go along with their football program that has become synonymous with excellence. The Broncos will have a high performance and high quality field for many years to come."

Bronco Stadium was the first football field in the world to adopt a blue playing surface. The Boise State football program has enjoyed a rise to dominance in recent years, ascending from the I-AA Big Sky conference to I-A superiority in the Western Athletic Conference in just eight short years.

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