Dete’s post below got me concerned so I made a few phone calls to the FieldTurf company.
I first spoke to the area rep, then the contractor doing the installation at Jack Coffey Field.
We’re getting an all green field (i.e., blank field) -- exactly what’s installed at Giants Stadium.
Field markings will be painted on the field with removable paint.
The cost of the machine that paints and removes the markings (which Fordham bought) is between $30,000 and $40,000.
It’s a 6-12 hour process to remove the markings of one sport and install the markings of another. Soccer can be played on the field on a Friday and football on Saturday.
I was told Fordham chose the blank field because according to NCAA regulations, soccer cannot be played on a field with football markings.
I was also told logos and insignia can be painted on the field with the removable paint.