MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The first football game for the South Alabama Jaguars is slated for Thursday, August 29. When they take the field, they'll have a brand new surface to play on.
On Wednesday, August 7, university and Mobile city leaders unveiled the new artificial turf at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The price tag: more than $300,000.
Senior Bowl Director Phil Savage said the new field takes care of what was the game's biggest problem.
"I know that last year, when I took over the Senior Bowl directorship, going back to my days working for a pretty famous coach, Bill Belichick, he said you needed three things in order to have a successful training camp: good food, a good bed and a good field. And we've got the food here on the Gulf Coast and we've got the beds with the hotels in downtown, but the field was what was very concerning to us. So, it's exciting for the to happen. We feel like we can roll out the carpet to the top 100 players in America," Savage said.
Several Mobile high schools also play their games at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
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