University of Arizona Wildcats Select FieldTurf

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Jimenez Football Practice Field installation makes University of Arizona Wildcats the 7th team in PAC-10 conference to play and/or practice on FieldTurf

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Incidence, Mechanisms, and Severity of Game-Related College Football Injuries on FieldTurf Versus Natural Grass

The Arizona Wildcats have selected FieldTurf ‘Duraspine PRO’ for two of their Jimenez Football Practice Fields. The announcement was jointly made by University of Arizona Head Football Coach Mike Stoops and FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. FieldTurf Duraspine PRO is the latest innovation in the artificial turf industry and is the safest, highest performing and most durable product in the industry.

FieldTurf is the world’s safest and highest performing artificial turf surface as proven once again by a recent College Football Study entitled “Incidence, Mechanisms, and Severity of Game-Related College Football Injuries on FieldTurf Versus Natural Grass”. The peer-reviewed study is published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. The results of the study can be viewed at

“When we set out to replace the two fields at our practice facility, we looked at the different artificial turf options in the industry but none compared to FieldTurf,” said Stoops. “The company’s leadership in the areas of athlete safety and performance was a key factor in our decision-making. We are extremely proud about getting FieldTurf’s latest innovative product installed on campus.”

“We could not be more pleased that the Arizona Wildcats have put their confidence in our company and our product,” stated Daliere. “Our new Duraspine PRO product will allow the Wildcats to benefit from a more durable artificial grass blade that is also significantly softer than any other in the industry. Combined with our patented infill system’s renowned safety traits, the Wildcats will be getting the absolute best in artificial turf innovation.”

The Wildcats become the 7th team in the PAC-10 Conference to play and/or practice on FieldTurf joining the likes of Arizona State University, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, University of Southern California, University of Washington and Washington State University.

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.

For more information, please visit: FieldTurf Artificial Grass & Synthetic Turf Products

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