FieldTurf Duraspine PRO Selected for Sacramento State University’s Hornet Stadium

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Sacramento State University becomes one of the first NCAA Division-1 schools to get FieldTurf Duraspine PRO, the new standard in artificial turf. The United Football League’s California Redwoods will share the playing time on Hornet Stadium’s FieldTurf with the Sac State Hornets

Sacramento State University and FieldTurf have jointly announced today that the Hornets will be upgrading to the world’s most trusted brand of artificial turf in time for the 2010 season. Sacramento State University of the Big Sky conference in NCAA Division 1 football, becomes one of the first high profile schools to install the FieldTurf Duraspine PRO product that has proven to yield unmatched safety, performance, and durability characteristics.

“My team played on FieldTurf at Foothill College where I previously coached, as well as other opponents’ stadiums and I’ve always found it to be the best surface to play on,” stated Marshall Sperbeck, Head Football Coach at Sacramento State. “The product safety and track record is unsurpassed. At Sac State we could not gamble on a gimmick infill or a company without a long track record. We had one chance to get it right and that is why we chose the proven product FieldTurf.”

“We could not be more pleased that the Sacramento State Hornets have put their confidence in our product,” stated FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. “Coach Sperbeck and his team can rest assured that they have the safest, highest performing and most durable artificial turf system in the world. Our new Duraspine PRO product will allow the Hornets to benefit from a more durable fiber that is also significantly softer than any other in the industry. Combined with our patented infill system’s renowned safety traits, players, coaches, and fans of the Sacramento State Hornets should be proud to know that Hornet Stadium is getting the absolute best in artificial turf innovation.”

The FieldTurf field paved the way for even more football at the stadium.

On March 3, 2010, the United Football League (UFL) declared that the California Redwoods were permanently relocating to Hornet Stadium for 2010, as part of a deal with Sacramento State University to make the FieldTurf field a reality.

About FieldTurf:
FieldTurf offers industry-leading engineering and manufacturing resources and leads the synthetic turf industry with regard to setting higher environmental standards. FieldTurf is the global market leader in terms of synthetic sports fields with more than 3,500 fields installed. Additionally, FieldTurf has attained more than 15,000 satisfied customers in high quality pet, residential, commercial and municipal landscaping solutions, playground surfacing and has a complete range of golf and tennis products. FieldTurf synthetic turf customers enjoy the benefits of significantly reduced water consumption, the elimination of fertilizer and pesticides, superior durability and drainage and a product that looks and feels real. The positive environmental impact of FieldTurf provides the added benefit of LEED building contributions.

FieldTurf is part of Tarkett Sports, a Division of the Tarkett Group. Tarkett Sports is the largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries. Included within the Tarkett Sports portfolio is an impressive range of performance sports flooring products. This product range includes: synthetic and hardwood basketball; volleyball and gymnasium flooring; squash and racquetball courts; floor protection and covering systems; weight room flooring; and high performance indoor and outdoor running tracks, featuring Beynon and Atlas track surfaces. All Tarkett Sports surfaces are developed, produced and installed with a concentration on sustainability and a commitment to protecting the environment, providing additional LEED contribution opportunities for customers. The company calls this focus on sustainability and the environment ‘Environmental Intelligence’ and all company personnel strive to exemplify this philosophy in all aspects of the business.

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Jason Smollett


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