In 2016 Georgia Southern University chose Shaw Sports Turf to provide the upgraded playing surface for the field at Allen E. Paulson stadium.
The field features Shaw Sports Turf’s Legion system with incorporated HydroChill technology.
“We chose Shaw because they are a world-class manufacturer based in Georgia and can provide our athletic program with the best playing surface available, said Tom Kleinlein, Director of Athletics at Georgia Southern. “The Legion system with HydroChill gives us the durability, looks and safety that are consistent with our top-notch athletic facilities.”
Georgia Southern has a storied football program, having revived the program in 1981. Since then, the Eagles have won 10 Southern Conference titles, and six FCS National Championships. In 2014, the Eagles won the Sun Belt Conference in their first year as an FBS program. In December 2015, the team won the GoDaddy Bowl against Bowling Green.
Like all summers in Statesboro, temperatures soar to the upper 90s. Shaw Sports Turf’s patented cooling technology allows the players to play and practice in a more comfortable environment.
The cooling technology is applied to a field where components react and form a coating on the infill. The field is watered to activate HydroChill and then energy from sunlight drives out water, removing heat from the surface. The cooling effect of HydroChill after watering can last two to three days. Watering alone can result in some short-term cooling, but a flash-effect means temperatures can rise and quickly exceed uncomfortable levels of heat. HydroChill creates a substantial and sustained temperature difference.
Chuck McClurg, Vice President of Turf Markets at Shaw, played on two national championship teams with the Eagles.
“My years at Georgia Southern were among the best in my life and being a part of the team has afforded me many opportunities,” said McClurg. “I am proud that I am able to be a part of providing the team with the finest playing surface in the world and wish them many years of success on their Shaw Sports Turf field. Go Eagles!”
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