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Feature Field – Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

 

undefinedCanton, OH – It’s that time again where Gold Jackets and NFL fans flock to the heart of Ohio to enjoy the annual Enshrinement Ceremony festivities and welcome a new class of inductees to the Professional Football Hall of Fame. The Class of 2018 welcomes Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens and Brian Urlacher into their prestigious group.


Festivities this week at the historic Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium include the Hall of Fame game where the Chicago Bears will take on the Baltimore Ravens to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday, August 2nd at 8:00 pm EST. The Enshrinement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 4th at 7:00 pm EST and the Concert for Legends featuring Maroon 5 will take place on Sunday, August 5th.


Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, named for former Saints owner, Tom Benson, is part of the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village. The stadium opened in 1938 with renovations taking place in 2015 – 2016 also hosts McKinley Senior High School, Walsh University and Malone University for their home games.


undefinedThe Pro Football Hall of Fame selected Turf Nation for their surfacing needs for Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium and the National Youth Football & Sports Complex which all have the same artificial turf system: Turf Nation S5.


Built to optimize performance and maximize player safety, the Turf Nation S5 system has a 51-ounce face weight, Balanced Matrix fiber spacing and Titanium Shield backing system. The slit film fibers are made from 100% C8 resins, the highest grade available to the synthetic turf industry.


Turf Nation is the reliable source of the highest quality synthetic turf surfaces. Turf Nation has been trusted to manufacture synthetic turf surfaces for more than 12 NFL Teams including the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 46ers, Tennessee Titans as well as the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

Feature Field – The Greenbrier

 

undefinedWest Sulphur Springs, WV –In preparation for their 16th season, the Houston Texans will travel across the country to The Greenbrier for their annual Training Camp.


The Greenbrier – America’s Resort since 1778, is a luxury resort with golfing, shops, spas, restaurants and many indoor and outdoor activities for guests to enjoy. Royalty, celebrities, business leaders, including 27 past American Presidents, flock to The Greenbrier to enjoy some R&R in the beautiful mountainside of the Allegany Mountains. Previously hosting the New Orleans Saints, The Greenbrier will be hosting the Texans Training Camp for the 2nd consecutive year.


The Houston Texans Training Camp begins July 26th and concludes on August 7th when the Texans will travel to Kansas City for their preseason opener against the Chiefs. Head Coach Bill O’Brien is confident the Texans will have a drastically better year than last year where they finished last in the AFC South, behind the Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans.


The Texans started out strong in 2017 led by their rookie 1st year draft pick, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watson suffered a torn ACL during practice on November 1, 2017 and missed the remainder of the season. Watson was in the midst of the greatest rookie year ever for an NFL quarterback and in 7 games (6 starts) threw for 1968 yards and 21 touchdowns. Watson’s rehab has gone incredibly well and ahead of schedule and he is slated to join the Texans for the duration of Training Camp.


undefinedThe Houston Texans have a long history of playing on Turf Nation artificial turf. Their practice facility, Methodist Training Center, and The Greenbrier have the same turf system: Turf Nation S5.


Built to optimize performance and maximize player safety, the Turf Nation S5 system has a 51-ounce face weight, Balanced Matrix fiber spacing and Titanium Shield backing system. The slit film fibers are made from 100% C8 resins, the highest grade available to the synthetic turf industry.

 

Turf Nation is the reliable source of the highest quality synthetic turf surfaces. Turf Nation has been trusted to manufacture synthetic turf surfaces for more than 12 NFL Teams including the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 46ers, Tennessee Titans as well as the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

Feature Field – Ward Field

 

undefinedBourbonnais, IL – For the 17th straight year, the Chicago Bears will embark on a 90-minute journey south of their headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois to Olivet Nazarene University Ward Field for their annual Training Camp. July 21st – August 11th fans will be able to watch, free of charge, their favorite players and coaches as they prepare for their 99th season. Visit ChicagoBears.com/camp for free tickets.

The Bears have struggled to gain momentum the past few years with their last NFC North Championship being in 2010 and NFC Championship in 2006. New Head Coach and former Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Matt Nagy and 2nd year QB Mitch Trubisky look to bring the City of Chicago another Championship. The NFC North is one of the strongest divisions in the league with the Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings all projected to have a strong year.

undefinedThe Chicago Bears have trusted Turf Nation with their surfacing needs for many years. Their practice facility, Walter Peyton Center at Halas Hall, has the same synthetic turf as Ward Field: Turf Nation S5.

Built to optimize performance and maximize player safety, the Turf Nation S5 system has a 51-ounce face weight, Balanced Matrix fiber spacing and Titanium Shield backing system. The slit film fibers are made from 100% C8 resins, the highest grade available to the synthetic turf industry.

Turf Nation is the reliable source of the highest quality synthetic turf surfaces. Turf Nation has been trusted to manufacture synthetic turf surfaces for more than 12 NFL Teams including the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 46ers, Tennessee Titans as well as the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

Feature Field – Ball Parks of America

 

undefinedBranson, Missouri – Ball Parks of America is a unique facility designed to provide the ultimate baseball tournament experience for 10 – 13-year old’s and their families. Converted from the former Factory Merchants Mall, Ball Parks of America is a stay-and-play tournament facility offering the youth participants the ultimate major league weeklong experience of living, eating and playing ball with their teammates. Opening in 2016, May 25th kicked off Ball Parks of America 3rd season with their annual Memorial Day Classic tournament.

Ball Parks of America features 5 all-synthetic turf fields manufactured by Turf Nation. Each field is a 2/3 scale replica of an iconic ballpark: St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago, Brooklyn and Boston. Each field is unique to their namesake: St. Louis has a mowed arch pattern in the outfield, Boston has seats reclaimed from Fenway Park, Chicago has ivy scaling the walls in the outfield and a scoreboard from the Roaring Twenties. Each field comes with covered dugouts, bullpen areas, Musco lighting and stadium-style seating to provide the optimum MLB experience.

Ball Parks of America sets the gold standard for baseball tournament facilities. With a 4.9 out of 5-star rating on Facebook Reviews and 4.5 out of 5-star rating on Google Reviews, the synthetic turf surfaces are praised by players, coaches and parents. Ball Parks of America selected the Turf Nation S5 for each of their fields. The Turf Nation S5 system has a 51-ounce face weight, Balanced Matrix fiber spacing and Titanium Shield backing system. The slit film fibers are made from 100% C8 resins, the highest grade available to the synthetic turf industry.

Turf Nation is the reliable source of the highest quality synthetic turf surfaces. Turf Nation has been trusted to manufacture synthetic turf surfaces for more than 13 NFL Teams including the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 46ers, Tennessee Titans as well as the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

Feature Field – Pro Football Hall of Fame National Football & Youth Sports Complex

 

undefinedCanton, Ohio – Located in the heart of Ohio, the Pro Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF) is the midst of a massive and innovative expansion known as the Johnson Control Hall of Fame Village. Joining Tom Benson Stadium (newly renovated) and the Hall of Fame Museum will be The Center of Excellence, Hall of Fame Hotel, Black College Football Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame National Football & Youth Sports Complex and more.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame National Football & Youth Sports Complex has been under expansion for more than 2 years and currently has 1 natural grass field, 4 synthetic turf fields with plans for an additional 3 synthetic turf fields. The synthetic turf fields are fully loaded featuring a magnificent 35’ x 35’ Pro Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF) logo in the mid-field and all lines/dimensions are compliant with NCAA standards for football, soccer, lacrosse and field hockey.

Among its many programs and tournaments, The Pro Football Hall of Fame Football & Youth Sports Complex hosts the Hall of Fame Academy every summer in which youth grades 6 – 11 are nominated to participate in the unique experience. The 3-day Academy program is led by Hall of Fame Gold Jackets, former NFL coaches, general managers and past NFL players. The Youth Sports Complex also hosts the PFHOF and the NFL’s Play Football Skills Camp during Enshrinement Week.

Focusing on maximizing player safety while also optimizing player performance, the Pro Football Hall of Fame National Football & Youth Sports Complex selected the Turf Nation S5 for each of their synthetic turf fields. The Turf Nation S5 system has a 51-ounce face weight, Balanced Matrix fiber spacing and Titanium Shield backing system. The slit film fibers are made from 100% C8 resins, the highest grade available to the synthetic turf industry.

Turf Nation is the reliable source of the highest quality synthetic turf surfaces. Turf Nation has been trusted to manufacture synthetic turf surfaces for more than 13 NFL Teams including the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 46ers, Tennessee Titans as well as the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

Feature Field – Hiram Bithorn Stadium

 

San Juan, Puerto Rico – Hiram Bithorn Stadium is a baseball park and home to the Santurce Crabbers of the Puerto Rico Baseball League. Built in 1962, Hiram Bithorn Stadium is named after the first player from Puerto Rico to play in the MLB.

undefinedOn April 17-18, Hiram Bithorn Stadium will host MLB’s Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins fora two (2) game series. This will be the first time either team has played in Puerto Rico. MLB has made a few appearances at the Puerto Rican stadium over the years with the last time being in 2010 when the New York Mets took on the Miami Marlins for a three (3) game series.

ESPN will televise both games on April 17-18 as part of its 100-plus game schedule. The April 18th game will air during a special edition of ESPN’s Wednesday Night Baseball presented by Hankook Tire beginning at 7:00 pm EST.

Hiram Bithorn Stadium spent more than three (3) decades as a natural grass stadium. In 2015, the City of San Juan selected to upgrade their existing synthetic turf surface to a surface manufactured by Turf Nation. The surface they selected is the S5 and has a 51-ounce face weight, Balanced Matrix fiber spacing and Titanium Shield backing system. The slit film fibers are made from 100% C8 resins, the highest grade available to the synthetic turf industry.

Turf Nation is the reliable source of the highest quality synthetic turf surfaces. Turf Nation has been trusted to manufacture synthetic turf surfaces for more than 13 NFL Teams including the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 46ers, Tennessee Titans as well as the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

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