Noticeably 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.
During 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.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Turf Nation, go to www.turfnation.com.