New Citrus Bowl turf part of renovation

Updated: April 13, 2010, 12:23 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The much-maligned grass field at the Citrus Bowl will be replaced with artificial turf in time for next year's game.

The Orlando city council gave a "top-bidder ranking" to Turner Construction on Monday, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Once a final contract is awarded, the newspaper said, a $10 million "mini-renovation" will begin. The $1 million new field is part of that process.

"We'll never be confronted by the problem we had at the Capital One Bowl," Orlando ...

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