Hattiesburg, MS (May 17, 2013) - Nationwide sport contractor, Hellas Sports Construction was selected by the University of Southern Mississippi to replace the turf at M. M. Roberts Stadium, including base improvements and a new collector system to improve playability and drainage of the once tornado damaged field. Hellas will be on site installing its Matrix turf system with a completion date expected in late June.
"We are thrilled to be the turf provider for the University of Southern Mississippi,” said business development manager, Amy Champion, who has been working closely with the school to ensure that the field is restored to its original glory, enhanced with a fully upgraded synthetic turf system. “M.M. Roberts Stadium is one of the best football venues in the southeast region and in Conference USA. We are very proud to be a part of it."
The next step will be to install Matrix Turf with its patented Realfill™ system, preventing infill fly-out and splashing when athletes make cuts on the turf and improving drainage by drawing water away from the synthetic turf field faster.
Jeff Hammond, the Director of Athletics for The University of Southern Mississippi said, “We are pleased in our partnership with Hellas Sports Construction and their dedicated professional efforts in the installation of our new turf system. We share a common view regarding pride, trust and hard work; and we look forward with great excitement to a wonderful future with our Hellas turf system.”
M. M. Roberts Stadium, dubbed "The Rock” by loyal Southern Miss fans, has been home to a number of Southern Miss football standouts, including the likes of Reggie Collier, Brett Favre, Ray Guy, Derrick Nix and Sammy Winder.
Hellas Construction’s client list includes the NFL Experience, Cowboys Stadium, AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, University of California at Berkeley, Baylor University, Idaho State University, the Alamodome, QuikTrip Park, Northern Arizona University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of San Diego and various other prominent high schools, collegiate institutions, and stadiums.
For more information about Matrix Turf, visit: www.matrix-turf.com
For more information about Hellas Construction, visit: www.hellasconstruction.com