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Howard Schnellenberger Field, FAU Stadium

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

About the Project: The FAU football fields experienced drainage problems that required immediate attention. FAU needed a new field that would withstand the sunny and rainy weather conditions of Florida.

Sports Turf One Services: Our team was able to determine that the FAU football fields required irrigation and drainage to correct the drainage problem caused by the weathered conditions. We continued on to provide routine sports field maintenance services to all of the football fields during the football season.

With a capacity of 33,000, open-air architecture and most importantly, a premium natural turf playing surface, this $70 million stadium was ready to open in 2011. The field was named after Howard Schnellenberger, the founding coach of the Owls football program, who spent the final 11 seasons of his coaching career at FAU, retiring after the 2011 season.

Football Field Maintenance

“Last Summer Sports Turf One was contracted to correct drainage problems on the practice football fields at Florida Atlantic University, as well as the maintenance of the football fields during the football season. I am pleased to note that the drainage problem was essentially corrected through the aggressive maintenance plan that was implemented by Sports Turf One. Our playing surface was far superior than compared to the previous year.”

-Howard Schnellenberger, Retired Head Football Coach and Director of Football Operations

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL