TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (June 26) – The Florida A&M Department of Athletics announced today that it is installing Astroturf in Bragg Memorial Stadium. The process has begun and it will be installed in time for the Sept. 1 opener against Ft. Valley State.
The turf that is being installed in Bragg Stadium is currently installed at Boston College, Oklahoma State and Camping World Stadium in Orlando, to name a few venues.
Bragg Memorial Stadium Quick Facts
Named after: Father and son team of J.B. “Jubie” and Eugene Bragg (Considered the fathers of Rattler Football)
Eugene Bragg coached the Rattlers during the early 1930s and 1940s.
Originally built: 1957 (state appropriations)
Original capacity: 10,700
Original amenities: Contained a dirt track
Renovations: Expanded press box, press box elevator, the field was lowered by six feet to accommodate the drain and sprinkler systems, two electronic scoreboards were added.
Current capacity: 25,500
Natural grass surface from 1957-2018