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FC Cincinnati – Nippert Stadium

 

undefinedCincinnati, OH - Saturday, March 17th kicked off the 3rd season for United Soccer League’s FC Cincinnati with a 1-0 victory against Charleston Battery. FC Cincinnati has seen great success since inception in 2016 including breaking attendance records, playoff appearances in each season and they are currently a finalist to become an MLS expansion team.

FC Cincinnati plays all home games at Nippert Stadium, home of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats football team. Nippert Stadium has gone above and beyond to welcome FC Cincinnati. In 2016, prior to FC’s inaugural season, Nippert Stadium replaced its beautifully branded football synthetic turf surface manufactured by Turf Nation with an all green synthetic turf surface, also manufactured by Turf Nation.

undefinedNippert Stadium’s all green surface allows for a blank canvas to paint soccer or football lines, depending on which team is playing. Not wanting to forgo their bold, vibrant end zones, the Bearcats selected a R.A.P. (Removable Active Panel) system manufactured by Turf Nation for their end zones and mid-field logo. While in football mode, their end zones and mid-field logo are in place. While in soccer mode, those end zones and mid field panel are replaced with all green inserts. This solution has allowed both teams to have a field suitable for professional play for both sports.

In 2017, Nippert Stadium underwent a renovation that moved the field wall back to increase the size of the field to be FIFA regulation size. As a result, Turf Nation provided additional turf to cover the expansion and ensure the surface was consistent from a performance, safety and aesthetic perspective.

April 7th will be the first home game of the season for FC Cincinnati. Turf Nation wishes them a successful 2018 season!!

Turf Nation is the reliable source of the highest quality synthetic turf surfaces and are proudly made in the U.S.A. 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.

University of Northwestern - Reynolds Field Complex

 

undefinedSt. Paul, Minnesota – University of Northwestern (UNW), member of the NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC), is home to the Reynolds Field Complex. The $10.7 million facility upgrade in 2014 included three (3) synthetic turf fields which host UNW Eagles football, soccer, lacrosse, baseball and softball.

The all turf baseball and softball fields are currently in the middle of their 5th season of action. UNW’s baseball team has a grueling 40-regular game season in 9 weeks. Looking to improve on their 4-10 current overall record, the Eagles will play their next 7 games at home. UNW’s softball team faces a 38-regular game season in 9 weeks with their next 4 games scheduled at home as they look to pull ahead of their current 9-9 overall record.

undefinedThe synthetic turf surfaces at the Reynold Field Complex were manufactured by Turf Nation.The system they selected for their baseball and softball fields is the M4. The M4 system has a 49-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.

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 – Papé Field

 


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.

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Anatomy of a Super Bowl Field

 

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4 Super Bowls in a Decade

 

Surface Dominance in a world of David vs Goliath

undefinedThe word “dynasty” is often used in sports when a team secures continual success. The New England Patriots are about to compete in their 4th NFL Super Bowl in last decade. The opportunity to perform in an NFL Super Bowl is the dream of many - including Turf Nation. Turf Nation is about to join the New England Patriots and perform in their 4th Super Bowl. Turf Nation, located in Dalton, Georgia is a proud U.S.A. Manufacturer of Synthetic Turf Systems. Turf Nation, is far from being the largest turf manufacture by volume. A dedicated team of professionals, Turf Nation is determined to engineer fields that optimize sports-specific performance and maximize player
safety.

Never heard of Turf Nation? That is not a surprise. However, many prominent NFL franchises, 14 of the 32 teams, play and/or practices on a synthetic turf system manufactured by Turf Nation. On February 4th, Turf Nation, its Authorized Dealers and their dedicated employees will celebrate their 4th NFL Super Bowl in the last 6-years.

Sid Nicholls, President of Turf Nation explained, “There are many good vendors in our industry, Turf Nation has manufactured 4 NFL Super Bowl surfaces in the last decade, which is double that of all the other synthetic turf vendors combined. This level of recognition is the direct result of prominent NFL clients concluding that the synthetic turf systems manufactured by Turf Nation optimize player performance and maximize player safety.”

Synthetic turf surfaces manufactured by Turf Nation have now been used in the NFL’s biggest game in the past decade as many times as natural grass. “4 and 4”, announced Nicholls, explaining that Turf Nation has manufactured 4 NFL Super Bowl surfaces, which ties it with the number of natural grass fields used in the last 10 Super Bowl games.

During past Super Bowls, other turf vendors have attempted to create an association with the Super Bowl. “Many vendors attempt to lay claim to the NFL’s biggest game. The surface at U.S. Bank Stadium, that will be utilized for Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018, was proudly manufactured by Turf Nation and installed by Kiefer USA (a Turf Nation Authorized Dealer),” stated Nicholls.

What will Turf Nation do to promote its success? Nothing!

Turf Nation is resolute in that, “it matters what you play on”. According to the Concussion Legacy Foundation research, “1 in 5 concussions are caused by surface impact” (White Paper-Nov 2015-Concussion Legacy Foundation). Turf Nations marketing strategy is simply to build the best turf surfaces and the belief that people will ultimately demand the safest surfaces for their players and come to respect our quality. Sort of a “if you build it better, they will find you” strategy, states Nicholls.

It is true that association with the NFL can elevate any brand, but what if you don’t have the budget
for multi-million-dollar commercials and full-page program ads?

“What marketing budget?” responds Nicholls, “we are not in a position to outspend our competitors, our success is based on educated clients, such as prominent NFL teams, selecting us for the right reasons – player safety and quality. We are simply grateful that people notice who we are and ultimately that it matters what you play on!”

So, what is next for Turf Nation? “Business never sleeps”, explained Nicholls, “While we celebrate the 4th NFL Super Bowl surface being manufactured by Turf Nation, we are focused on the successful completion of the new Minnesota Vikings practice facility – TCO Performance Center, which features multiple surfaces manufactured by Turf Nation for the new stadium, indoor fieldhouse and performance training area.”


undefinedWhat is unique about the installation at U.S. Bank Stadium? Conversion.

“U.S. Bank Stadium is a NFL Cathedral,” explained Nicholls, “U.S. Bank Stadium is engineered for conversion. Conversion and the resulting ability to host many different events is required to justify the investment in such an amazing facility. U.S. Bank Stadium, is not only home to the NFL Minnesota Vikings, featuring removable end zones and midfield logo, but incorporates over 50,000 square feet in the form of over 60 removable panels that allow the stadium to host, football, soccer,
rugby, lacrosse and baseball.”


Press inquiries can be directed to Sid Nicholls – President – Turf Nation – Cell: 905-736-4000

About Turf Nation
Turf Nation has manufactured high-quality synthetic turf for numerous schools and sports teams on the high school, collegiate and professional levels. Fourteen NFL teams currently play and/or practice on synthetic turf manufactured by Turf Nation, including the Minnesota Vikings, Houston Texans, New York Giants, New York Jets, New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals, and San Francisco 49ers as well as the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Additional information is available at www.turfnation.com.

 

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