Tenton, NJ (Vocus) November 3, 2010
Schools, municipalities and sports organizations at all levels across the great state of New Jersey have once again made FieldTurf the #1 choice of artificial turf systems. 2010 was another record setting year for FieldTurf with 50 sports field installations in New Jersey alone. With the feedback coming from FieldTurf’s customers themselves, this is due largely in part to the product’s unrivaled safety features along with its proven longevity and superior performance characteristics that makes for a great investment.
Adding 50 more installs in NJ in 2010 brings the total amount of FieldTurf installations in the Garden State to over 340.
With 2010 coming to a close, once again FieldTurf was the product of choice by an overwhelming margin – 9 out of 10 (90%) organizations that purchased synthetic turf fields this year chose FieldTurf.
One of the higher profile users selecting FieldTurf this year is the NY Giants/NY Jets at the New Meadowlands Stadium. FieldTurf introduced an exclusive, innovative end zone tray system at the new stadium so that each NFL team has its own custom end zones.
Other users such as High School teams and Collegiate squads play over a third set of trays which are just green. The NY Giants also have FieldTurf for the indoor and outdoor fields at their Timex training facility.
Rutgers University recently upgraded to FieldTurf Durapsine Pro as a part of the football stadium expansion program, while Princeton University installed its 3rd and 4th FieldTurf surface this year.
Fairleigh Dickenson has chosen FieldTurf for a 3rd time as well for its baseball stadium field upgrade. Rider University was also added to the already impressive list of collegiate users in the state. FieldTurf is now used at 23 college level fields in NJ alone representing almost all collegiate level fields throughout the State.
High school users of FieldTurf remain the product’s #1 fan. New Jersey is now home to a total of 150 high school fields, with over 110 of them being public high schools. In 2010, sixteen new high schools chose FieldTurf. Ten were public High Schools and six were private. These sixteen High School fields represent 100% of all high school fields in New Jersey that were purchased to date in 2010.
FieldTurf is proud to announce the recent addition of 6 new fields at the private high school level - Oratory Prep, Notre Dame Prep HS, Red Bank Catholic HS, Union Catholic HS, and Delbarton Prep (2).
Private high school users now total 37 which include some nationally recognized athletic programs such as Don Bosco Prep, Bergen Catholic, St Peters Prep, St. Joe’s HS, and many others in addition to the recent installations listed above.
With regards to the obvious preference of FieldTurf systems throughout the state of New Jersey, no other artificial turf company won a single high school field project in 2010 and almost every college using an infilled artificial turf surface has selected FieldTurf over all others since 1998.
FieldTurf’s 50 fields amounted to over 4,000,000 square feet of artificial turf on sports fields in the state of New Jersey in 2010.
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 4000 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: http://www.fieldturf.com.