Jan 30, 2013 7:56 PM
TUCSON - FieldTurf has been chosen by the University of Arizona football program as the new surface for Arizona Stadium. The innovative FieldTurf Revolution CoolPlay turf system will be installed to provide for an elite-level artificial surface and to reduce surface temperature.
"We're excited to have FieldTurf install their product at Arizona Stadium", said Arizona Athletics Director Greg Byrne. "The surface they are able to provide will be a great enhancement to our stadium and will benefit our coaches and student-athletes with its cooling system. We've been working to upgrade Arizona Stadium and installing FieldTurf is another step in the right direction."
FieldTurf's exclusive cork top dressing allows the CoolPlay system to deliver the same behavior and overall stability as FieldTurf's elite system fields found in the world's most famous stadiums. CoolPlay was designed to reduce the heat without any reduction in field performance.
"We could not be happier that the University of Arizona has placed their confidence in our Revolution CoolPlay product and our company," said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. "We are committed to providing the University of Arizona Wildcat players, fans and administration with a state-of-the-art high performance field they can be proud of for many years to come."
In addition to the Wildcats, other Pac-12 programs that play and/or practice on FieldTurf include ASU, Oregon, Oregon State, USC, Washington, Washington State and Utah.
FieldTurf is the inventor and world leader in artificial turf with over 4,500 installations in North America. In the NFL, 22 of 32 teams have selected FieldTurf for their game and/or practice facilities. Current NFL teams playing on FieldTurf include; Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, New England, New York (Jets/Giants) and Seattle. For 10 consecutive years, FieldTurf has emerged as the leader among all artificial turf brands in the biennial NFL Players Playing Surfaces Opinion Survey. In the NCAA, powerhouse football programs in all conferences play on FieldTurf.
FieldTurf is part of Tarkett Sports, a Division of the Tarkett Group. Tarkett Sports is the largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries. Included within the Tarkett Sports portfolio is an impressive range of performance sports flooring products. This product range includes: synthetic and hardwood basketball; volleyball and gymnasium flooring; squash and racquetball courts; floor protection and covering systems; weight room flooring; and high performance indoor and outdoor running tracks, featuring Beynon and Atlas track surfaces.
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics