We are just 10 days away from the first indoor football game in College Station history.
Texas Hurricanes owner Terry Williams is in town, putting all the pieces in place as he gets ready to move his newly acquired team from Houston to College Station.
Williams toured the Arctic Wolf Ice Center Thursday morning and is waiting for jerseys, helmets and a field to be delivered to the team's new home.
A former Sooner football player, Williams says he's got a lot to do between now and July 5th when the Hurricanes take the field for the first time in the Brazos Valley.
From getting all the players and cheerleaders up to College Station to converting the ice rink into an indoor arena, expect a lot of changes next week at the ice center.
"The question seems to be, how are we going to play football on ice? And it could be something fun, but that's not something we do. Basically the ice is covered and it's a special foam that's made to cover ice to keep the sweat and the humidity away from the ice. We come in and put a foam padding on top of the covering. We will then put the football field on top of that. The other thing that has to happen is the glass has to moved. When you reach out to catch a football, you don't want your knuckles to hit glass. So glass will be removed, turf put down, and we're ready to play football," said Williams.
The whole process takes about a day and if you'd like to check it out for yourself, tickets are now available for the Hurricanes at Quality Inns and Suites, The Bryan-College Station Visitors & Convention Bureau and and the Arctic Wolf Ice Center.
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