The UNI football team had been practicing on natural grass fields northwest of the UNI-Dome. The new synthetic turf and lighting enable the team to practice earlier in the mornings and later in the evenings and maintains a safer playing surface.
RDG designed the conversion of the natural grass playing surfaces to a state-of-the-art synthetic turf playing surface with sports field lighting. The synthetic turf system includes a mix of slit film and monofilament fibers. The infill system consists of cryogenically frozen and hammer milled rubber and silica sand.