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undefinedEugene, Oregon - February 16th kicked off the inaugural season for the University of Oregon Ducks Women’s Lacrosse team in the Pac-12 conference. Under the leadership of 2nd year Head Coach Katrina Dowd, the Ducks have started their season 1-1 with 14 more regular season games to go.

Completed in August of 2012, the Ducks women’s lacrosse and soccer teams play their home games at Papé Field. Papé Field was a gift from longtime donors, Phil and Penny Knight. Phil Knight, co-founder and chairman emeritus of Nike, Inc., earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. As of June 2017, Phil and Penny Knight have given away more than $2 billion dollars to his alma mater’s.

Papé Field features an all synthetic turf surface manufactured by Turf Nation. The surface is the M6 and has a 61-ounce face weight, Balanced Matrix fiber spacing and Titanium Shield backing system. The monofilament fibers are made from 100% C8 resins, the highest grade available to the synthetic turf industry.

Papé Field promotes a beautifully branded field, all of which was manufactured by Turf Nation and built utilizing Turf Nation’s state-of-the-art computerized water jet cutting table, integrated design studio and experienced team. The mid-field “O” logo sits 63 feet high and 77 feet wide. Stretching across the bottom, south side of the field “OREGON” stands 15 feet high and stretches 180 feet across the field of play. Alternating dark and light green panels, two “PAC-12” logos, “PAPÉ Field” logos and each corner is accented with “O” logos adds to the robust, attractive playing surface.

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, 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.




Applied Surfacing Technology Proud to Partner with Turf Nation, Manufacturer of Pro Bowl Surface at Aloha Stadium


undefinedNoticeably absent from this Sunday’s Pro Bowl game will not only be players from the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons as they prepare for Super Bowl LI in two weeks, but the beautiful scenery players, coaches and fans are accustomed to seeing virtually every year. This year, the game is being played in Orlando instead of the venue most associated with the NFL All-Star game, Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since 1980, the Pro Bowl had been played at Aloha Stadium all but three times prior to the game being moved to Camping World Stadium this year.

undefinedDuring its lifespan, Aloha Stadium has gone through a series of renovations, including replacement of its playing surface. For the previous two Pro Bowls at Aloha Stadium, Applied Surfacing Technology (AST), Hawaii’s most experienced installer of synthetic turf fields, installed a professional-grade artificial turf system from Turf Nation. AST — which also worked with Turf Nation on the field for John Kauinana Stadium at Mililani High School (pictured, left), Kamehameha Schools Maui, McKinley High School in Honolulu, and Kaneohe Marine Corps Base — is proud to continue offering turf systems manufactured by Turf Nation in Hawaii as well as the South Pacific region.

“The quality and consistency of the Turf Nation turf is fantastic,” said AST’s Denny Sadowski. “And their logo work, nobody does it better. The best logo we’ve ever had was one they completed recently for McKinley High School.”

Turf Nation stadium surfaces are manufactured using the highest grade C8 polyethylene fiber, which helps ensure superior performance and durability. All components of a Turf Nation synthetic turf system are manufactured in the U.S., and each surface is custom-designed to a

team’s or school’s specific needs. All synthetic turf surfaces are field-tested by an independent laboratory prior to shipping.

undefined“We are thrilled to continue our long-lasting relationship with Denny and the great folks at AST,” said Turf Nation President Sid Nicholls. “Their professionalism and installation expertise is among the best in the nation; they truly are everything you could hope for in a partner.”

Sadowski echoed Nicholls’ sediment. “Sid is an honest, professional business man. If you need something turned out quick, he’ll figure out a way to do it for you. And the people he has working for him, they are golden. They are so customer service oriented, it’s a treat to work with them.”

Turf Nation manufactures high-quality synthetic turf fields for all levels, including the professional level where 14 NFL teams practice and/or play on a surface manufactured by Turf Nation. This includes MetLife Stadium (New York Giants, New York Jets), Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans Saints), Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati Bengals), U.S. Bank Stadium (Minnesota Vikings) as well as the home to Super Bowl LI, NRG Stadium (Houston Texans). The Super Bowl on February 5 is the third time in the past five years that the sport’s biggest game will have been played on a surface manufactured by Turf Nation.

To learn how you can bring a professional-grade playing surface to your school, organization or community, contact AST at 808-842-4993 or email info@asthawaii.com. For more information on Turf Nation, go to www.turfnation.com.