LHU, Hubert Jack Stadium upgrades to Astroturf Trionic

Teams including Lock Haven University Football and Track and Field use Hubert Jack Stadium on the LHU campus. (Photo courtesy of LHU Athletics)

LOCK HAVEN – Lock Haven University’s Hubert Jack Stadium has a new look.

The playing surface at Hubert Jack Stadium was recently upgraded and now features one of the most technologically advanced surfaces in the world. It also now features one of the safest playing surfaces available and that’s a benefit to everyone who will use it including the LHU football team.

LHU has replaced its former synthetic turf field with Astroturf’s Trionic fiber, a breakthrough blend of blend polyethylene (PE) and nylon fibers that is quickly revolutionizing the synthetic turf world. To produce Trionic fiber, polyethylene and nylon molecules are fused into a copolymer and then extruded as a single fiber. The process chemically blends polyethylene with nylon, providing the softness of current fibers with the durability, strength and resilience of nylon.

These qualities played a key role in Lock Haven’s decision to replace its field with Astroturf Trionic.

“I am extremely happy that we made the decision to replace our old playing surface with the safest product in the industry, Astroturf,” said Dr. Tom Gioglio, LHU Director of Athletics. “The Astroturf life cycle cost was reasonably priced for being a state of the art product that utilizes Trionic fiber. I was also impressed with the knowledgeable sales team that ensured the timely execution of the installation so we did not have to reschedule our events.”

The field features stunning and vibrant colors including a new crimson and white LHU Athletics logo at centerfield.

In addition to superior performance, Lock Haven will enjoy unmatched durability. So far, more than 700,000 square feet of Trionic fiber have been installed at carefully selected beta sites around the country, with varying usage amounts and ultraviolet (UV) exposure.

As part of the Hubert Jack Stadium renovation, a new track surface is next. That project is scheduled to start in the coming days.

About AstroTurf®

For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s website at www.astroturf.com.

About Hubert Jack Stadium

Featuring one of the most beautiful views in all of college sports, Hubert Jack Stadium was completed in 1975. The stadium is named for Hubert H. Jack, former Lock Haven football head coach from 1946-68 and head wrestling coach from 1942-64. Hubert Jack Stadium has lights and an eight-lane track, and is home to LHU football, and men’s and women’s track & field. It is also used for club sports, intramural sports, and camps and clinics throughout the year. The first game in the stadium was played on September 13, 1975, in front of a capacity crowd over 3,000 strong, as Lycoming College topped the Bald Eagles by a score of 23-0. Hubert Jack Stadium was dedicated on September 20, 1975 before a game against Bloomsburg University.

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