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PROUDLY MADE IN AMERICA

 

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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.

 

Turf Nation Celebrates 4th Year Outfitting Stadiums for the NFL Big Game

 

 

undefinedDalton, Georgia, Jan. 31, 2018 -- Turf Nation, located in Dalton, Georgia is a proud U.S.A. Manufacturer of Synthetic Turf Systems. Many NFL franchises, 14 of the 32 teams, play and/or practice 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.”

undefinedSynthetic 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. 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.

One of the most unique features of the surface at U.S. Bank Stadium is it is engineered for conversion ability. Conversion and the resulting ability to host many different events is required to justify the investment in such a facility. U.S. Bank Stadium is not only home to the NFL Minnesota Vikings, featuring removable end zones and midfield logo, but also 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.

undefinedTurf Nation is currently working on many projects around the country including completing 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.

Turf Nation’s synthetic turf systems are manufactured utilizing the highest grade C8 polyethylene fiber and Titanium Shield backing system, combined they ensure superior performance and durability. All components of a Turf Nation synthetic turf system are proudly manufactured in the U.S.A. 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.

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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.

For additional information on this topic, please call Sid Nicholls at 905-736-4000, or email sidn@turfnation.com

The Chosen One – Turf Nation

 

 

It Matters What You Play On!


undefinedWith Super Bowl LII around the corner, the surface at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis has hit the spotlight. The synthetic turf surface was manufactured by Turf Nation and installed by Kiefer USA. “Turf Nation has manufactured 4 NFL Super Bowl surfaces since 2011, no other vendor has been selected in the last 6 years. A trend that Turf Nation is very proud of,” stated Sid Nicholls, President of Turf Nation. In fact, out of the last 10 Super Bowls, 6 of them have been played on synthetic turf with 4 of them being manufactured by Turf Nation.

 

In a day and age where concerns regarding player safety are being openly discussed, football specifically is in the forefront of that discussion. With the evolving concussion protocols in the NFL, newly developed technology in football helmets with sensors to record hits taken by players and regular G-max testing to measure the shock-attenuation performance of sports surfaces, player safety has come a long way in the past few years. The surface in which a sport is played on has been placed in the hot seat to ensure the surface is the safest possible surface to prevent unnecessary injuries.

It is safe to say that when considering any aspect of safety, you must concern yourself with consistency. A sports surface must be consistent in order to provide the safest surfacepossible whether it’s natural grass or synthetic turf. Consistency is key. An inconsistent natural grass surface with potholes and rough patches or a synthetic turf surface with routed lines and loose seams are deemed unsafe.

While there are pros and cons on both sides of the table, synthetic turf surfaces are consistently more consistent than a natural grass surface. Weather does not impact the surface’s evenness. Even NFL teams struggle maintaining a safe, consistent natural grass field all season long and those who do typically re sod halfway through the season and/or have heating systems under their field to combat the weather’s impact on the surface.

undefinedThe Turf Nation surface installed at U.S. Bank Stadium features many components to ensure consistency and maximize player safety, i.e. TRUE fiber technology, Balanced Matrix fiber spacing and Titanium Shield Backing System. The fibers used are made of 100% C-8 polyethylene, the highest grade available to synthetic turf manufactures. The Balanced Matrix fiber spacing ensures the fibers are equally spaced which is essential for consistent footing. The Titanium Shield Backing is built with 3 layers and ensures the surface stays true and does not relax or “grow” over time and create ripples and inconsistency.

 

Nicholls explained “There are many good vendors in our industry, Turf Nation has manufactured 4 NFL Super Bowl surfaces, which is double that of the next vendor. This brand dominance/insistence is based on the recognition by prominent NFL clients that the synthetic turf systems manufactured by Turf Nation optimize layer performance and maximize player safety.”

 

undefinedAbout 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.

BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK! - Vikings Field - PURPLE PEOPLE EATERS!

 

 

Manufacturing the Purple turf for the Viking's endzones.

Throughout history the Vikings are portrayed as fierce ruthless warriors with a reputation for being brutal plunderers. Viking warriors would fearlessly swarm and attack their foes. One legendary band of Viking warriors known as the Purple People Eaters lived up to this legacy. They were just as fierce as their Scandinavian namesakes, without mercy attacked their opponents offensive lines and brought down the mightiest of quarterbacks becoming the most identifiable and feared front four in all of the NFL.

Today the Minnesota Vikings playing surface at U.S.Bank stadium features purple colored endzones with VIKINGS spelled out in stylized letters at each end of the field. These striking purple endzones combined with the field graphics create an exciting and explosive visual for any football fan who visits U.S. Bank Stadium. The photo below shows the purple endzone turf being produced on a tufting machine at Turf Nation’s state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Dalton, GA.

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Visit www.turfnation.com for more information regarding Turf Nation, the S5 surface utilized at US Bank Stadium as well as 12 other NFL Teams and our logo assembly capabilities.

It matters what you play on!

 

About Turf Nation

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.

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