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Inch of snow/ice cover field at Sun Bowl

EL PASO -- It's a "special day" at the Sun Bowl -- especially for stadium workers.

Sun Bowl The facility, set to host Miami and Notre Dame in the 77th annual Hyundai Sun Bowl, welcomed visitors Friday morning with an inch of ice and snow.

Brad Thomas, the stadium's field/turf technician for the last nine years, said he expected to have the snow off the field before kickoff at 2 p.m. EST. The game will be televised on CBS.

"It's a special day," Thomas said. "We have a street sweeper here. First time we're using it for snow. I talked to the actual company that installed the turf this morning. They said about an inch, two inches at the most we will be able to take off. We're doing what we have to do to make it work."

Field turf Stadium workers were using long, buffet-type tables and foldable chairs in addition to the sweeper to drag the snow and ice off the turf.

"It's a mixture of ice and snow, mainly snow. It's about an inch thick and it's starting to melt right now," Thomas said about three hours before kickoff. "We're going to start breaking it up and help it melt, before we start sweeping it up with a street sweeper."

Thomas said the field conditions will naturally be a bit slippery during the game.

"It will be like it rained. It will be wet," Thomas said. "The turf actually won't be icy once the ice is off. But It will be wet."


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That doesn't sound good...

U are so phukked it is beyond words.


Two hours till kickoff and it's still 34 degrees in ol' El Paso. Jasorry's skinny little fingers won't respond well to a wet cold heavy ball.

I have it on good word that Stoutland is having the entire team and staff take regular blows of oxygen to offset the depleting effects of El Paso's 3800 foot alpine-like altitude.

Good luck boys. If a storm rolls in get off the face of the mountain immediately. We don't want to lose anybody up there. Bring home everybody.

Good job Al, updates on both posts. Keep up the fine work, all this studying of everything related to UM football is really going to pay off when you finally come up with a relevant insult.

I bet we're all going to really feel bad and it'll be totally worth having devoting every day of your life to UM football.

If we stick to the game plan of "run, run, run" then the snow should help us.


Just looking at those pics, I would love to have an on-campus stadium of that sort. Looks like the consistent 40-45k fans could make a great atmosphere out of it.

I hate sun life!

What don't you people get? There will never be a stadium on campus, not ever. Stop crying about Sun Life Stadium and actually go there next year.

I just severely punk'd the BRAINDEAD "author" of the current thread over at Canespace. I called out his absurd statements with facts. Its all a winter wonderland (no pun intended) in the world of delusional cane blog "authors." He couldn't muster up enough sak to respond so he just started deleting. He's the absolute definition of chykenshyt. Soup, or Nuts or Six or Twelve or whatever his clueless name is.

They could play hockey on that field today and this guy is predicting 34 points against a cold weather team. Now THAT is what I call research.

The Space, where idiots reaffirm the ramblings of other idiots.

We can not have Harris as our quarterback next year.

U have a big job to do. leadership.

i'm saddened that we're not showing heart. This is not my U. J12 MUST learn to not throw into coverage. This is not NW. People are faster, bigger. I think RS was in a strange way, trying to tell J12 this. DB"s have long arms and are fast. Are we playing scared? Really? Are U scared?

Miami looked liked wimps wearing the artic gear. Get real. You can't play in south Florida forever. GO IRISH!

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