The ground work started in early May, the old turf was ripped up and disposed of at the end of July, and today it appears the Sun Bowl's new carpet is pretty much ready for a game.
UTEP Athletics' Chris Park tweeted out this photo this morning.
New Sun Bowl turf courtesy of @FieldTurf is almost ready for play! pic.twitter.com/iJxxs3vfyx— Chris Park (@CPark18) August 21, 2015
Gone are the blue end zones, but enter a mainly orange layout that definitely pops, and is a very nice upgrade for the program and stadium.
The big feature is the CoolPlay system that reduces surface heat and is also featured on UTEP football's practice field, and the UTEP women's soccer team's home field off Sun Bowl Drive.
Here is the chronological events of the Sun Bowl's upgrade in tweets!
.@UTEPathletics Miners to start groundwork on Sun Bowl, Glory Field & University Field. More: http://t.co/dkLwg81sgz pic.twitter.com/Z6zI3OTr8Y— FieldTurf (@FieldTurf) May 11, 2015
@600espnelpaso the turf is getting ripped up at the Sun Bowl as we speak pic.twitter.com/fopmy1fQG1— ProphetPaul (@PaulCCasares) July 29, 2015
While the team is away in Ruidoso, the Sun Bowl is getting dressed in new turf. #UTEPfootball #ItsAllGoodEP pic.twitter.com/C0JdwQQnVq— mark lambie (@LambieMark) August 14, 2015
New turf almost complete at the Sun Bowl! Multiturf looks awesome but miss the blue endzones. pic.twitter.com/93sWh9Yas2— Jeremy A. Carranco (@J_Carranco22) August 20, 2015
Good to see UTEP and LA Tech lay down new turf this off season pic.twitter.com/hhq5IvSdVu— Jared (@CC_Jared) August 19, 2015
Gettin r done!! @utepfootball Working hard for the Miners!! @FieldTurf #qualityperformancesafety pic.twitter.com/vi3YtEThbS— Jed Easterbrook- FT (@jdeaster11) August 20, 2015