Foxborough, Massachusetts (PRWEB) July 10, 2012
Gillette Stadium, home of the NFL’s New England Patriots, selected Brock International to provide the shock pad and drainage layer used underneath its new synthetic turf surface in the Dana-Farber Field House. The safest and most sustainable product of its kind in the industry, Brock PowerBase has been proven to prevent concussions by 50% compared to a pristine natural grass field.
“The management group at Gillette Stadium is who they are because they make great decisions,” said field consultant Patrick Maguire of Activitas. “They have done it again by choosing a durable and time-tested turf product and installing Brock PowerBase, which signals that the long term comfort and protection of their athletes continues to be a top priority. A solid foundation is critical to the success of any venture and the added performance and sustained resilience that Brock provides will make this a top quality field for years to come.”
The Dana-Farber Field House is the stadium’s indoor practice facility, hosting practices for the Patriots, the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer, Revolution Academy youth teams and the Patriots Cheerleaders. FieldTurf is providing the new multi-purpose synthetic turf field.
Research firm BioMechanica, LLC studied the estimated risk of head injury on synthetic turf surfaces with Brock underlayment and found the product reduces the likelihood of traumatic brain injury by up to 50% compared to typical synthetic turf over a stone base, provides the same G-Max and playability as a pristine natural grass field and mitigates field hardening over time. In evaluating Head Injury Criteria (HIC), also known as critical fall height, Sports Labs LLC found that Brock PowerBase offered significant improvement in HIC when compared to a turf field that featured a stone base.
About Brock International:
Brock International is the leader in performance base systems for synthetic turf. With over 20 million square feet of Brock Performance Base in play underneath athletic fields worldwide, the company engineers the best, safest and most sustainable playing surfaces in the world for athletes at all levels. Brock has handled hundreds of successful installations for clients ranging from NFL teams and major universities to community parks. In October 2011, Brock became the first company in the industry to have a Cradle to Cradle Certification CM for its combined drainage and shock pad product. Offering the only product in the market that can be closed loop recycled, the company’s technologies reduce the overall energy cost of constructing a field by 50%. Made in an ISO and TS certified manufacturing facility of 100% recyclable and non-toxic material, Brock PowerBase is certified to the world’s most stringent environmental standards. Visit http://www.brock-international.com to learn more.
About Gillette Stadium:
Gillette Stadium, located in Foxborough, Mass., is the premier sports and entertainment venue in New England. The 68,756-seat stadium is the full-time home of the NFL’s New England Patriots, which have sold out the stadium for every home game since it opened in 2002. Gillette Stadium is also the home field of the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer and, beginning in 2012, University of Massachusetts football. The stadium hosts a variety of other marquee sports events, including international soccer matches, NCAA championships and high school football super bowls. Billboard magazine recently ranked Gillette Stadium among the top 10 grossing concert venues in the world. For more information, visit http://www.gillettestadium.com or follow @GilletteStadium on Twitter.