Texas State Bobcats Choose FieldTurf for Bobcat Stadium

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Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium will be getting FieldTurf Duraspine PRO – the latest in artificial turf innovation

When we set out to replace our field, safety, best value, and strength of the insured warranty were three of the most important factors we were looking at when comparing vendors

The Texas State University Bobcats have selected FieldTurf for the turf replacement project at Bobcat Stadium. The FieldTurf Duraspine PRO turf system and its patented sand and rubber infill will replace the all-rubber surface that was previously on Jim Wacker Field. The announcement was jointly made by Texas State athletic director Larry Teis and FieldTurf president Eric Daliere.

The decision to upgrade to FieldTurf Duraspine PRO from the previous Astroplay surface was an easy one, according to the Bobcat administration.

“When we set out to replace our field, safety, best value, and strength of the insured warranty were three of the most important factors we were looking at when comparing vendors,” said Teis. “We took the time and traveled throughout the State of Texas looking at different stadiums, and when it was all said and done, we chose FieldTurf. We are extremely proud to have the latest in artificial turf innovation installed at Bobcat Stadium.”

“Getting the most out of your athletes’ abilities is extremely important,” said Bobcat head football Coach Brad Wright. “FieldTurf’s sand and rubber infill system and other features make it the safest and highest performing artificial turf product in the world. Moreover, their safety data at the college football level also was very important to me as a coach.”

“We are extremely pleased that the Bobcats have put their confidence in our company and our product,” stated Daliere. “Our Duraspine PRO product is the new standard in artificial turf and will allow the Bobcats 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, we are committed to ensuring that the Bobcats play on the highest performing artificial turf surface.”

Texas State becomes one of the first NCAA or NFL teams to use FieldTurf Duraspine PRO. Texas State joins the New England Patriots, Sacramento State and the University of Arizona as organizations that have opted for the latest in innovation from the world leader in artificial turf.

About FieldTurf
FieldTurf (http://www.fieldturf.com) 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 3,800 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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