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FAMU Football switching to turf this season

Snake in the grass no longer applies.

FAMU Football switching to turf this season

Courtesy: FAMU Athletics

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

Renovation: 1980

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

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