ROAD TO SUPERBOWL LII - Sunday, Jan 14th the Minnesota Vikings will host the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings and Saints have more in common than the NFC Conference and their upcoming game on Sunday. Both teams utilize surfaces manufactured by Turf Nation to either play and/or practice.
Sunday will be the first playoff game played at U.S. Bank Stadium since opening in 2016. U.S. Bank Stadium features the ultimate professional grade synthetic turf system that was manufactured by Turf Nation. U.S. Bank Stadium was also selected to host Super Bowl LII. With a Vikings win this week and a win in the NFC Championship game next week, the Vikings would make history as the first NFL team to play a Super Bowl at their home stadium.
The Minnesota Vikings have had 29 playoff appearances, won their Division 20 times and their Conference four times. The Vikings are still searching for a Lombardi Trophy and last appeared in a Super Bowl in 1976 which was before any player on their current roster was born. The Minnesota Vikings have selected a stadium surface manufactured by Turf Nation since 2010 at their former home, the Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome and their current home, U.S. Bank Stadium. The Minnesota Vikings also practice on a surface manufactured by Turf Nation.
The New Orleans Saints have had 11 playoff appearances, won their Division six times, their Conference one time and have one Super Bowl Championship (2009). The New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome hosted Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 which also featured a surface manufactured by Turf Nation. The New Orleans Saints practice facility and their spring training camp also feature synthetic turf surfaces manufactured by Turf Nation.
Michael Zimmer has been Head Coach for the Minnesota Vikings for 4 seasons and was previously the Defensive Coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals. The Cincinnati Bengals also play on a surface manufactured by Turf Nation at Paul Brown Stadium. 2017 marks the 2nd time the Vikings have won the NFC North under his leadership.
Sean Payton has been Head Coach for the New Orleans Saints for 11 seasons and was previously the Offensive Coordinator for the New York Giants. The New York Giants also play on a surface manufactured by Turf Nation at MetLife Stadium. 2017 marks the 4th time the New Orleans Saints have won the NFC South under his tenure.
Turf Nation is the reliable source of the highest quality professional-grade 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.