The Boise State Broncos were the first team to lay down a football field other than the color green. Their blue turf, sometimes known as “Smurf Turf,” “The Frozen Plastic Tundra,” or “The Blue” has put Boise State on the map for reasons other than their outstanding football record recently.
Eastern Washington garnered national attention when they laid down an all red field. Even then, many thought that was the ugliest football field in America. Now, an NAIA school, the University of Lindenwood-Belleville Lynx, has installed an alternating red and gray football field.
Nicknames have already spawned across the web. “The Barber Shop” seems to be the most common nickname. Others have suggested adding green to the field and calling it “The Christmas Tree.” A third suggestion is to add stars to the end zone and call the team the “Flag City Rollers.”
Whatever the case may be, is this the ugliest football field in America?
The school has garnered national attention, and no press is bad press, right? The small NAIA school plays only five games a year, but will be making the most out of the small schedule. Those five games are against Kentucky Wesleyan, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, University of Saint Francis, Valley City State University, and Central Methodist University.
While the schedule may be forgettable, the football field will garner the most headlines on the weekend and for good reason. If a student-athlete has a chance to play for any of these schools, regardless of geographical location, why choose any other school?