Shaw Sports Turf to Install Synthetic Turf in Vanderbilt Stadium at Dudley Field

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South's first-ever college football-exclusive stadium receives turf makeover prior to 2012 season

Shaw Sports Turf, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. and one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America, announced they will install premier synthetic turf, Legion 46, in Vanderbilt Stadium at Dudley Field, the first stadium in the South to be erected exclusively for college football. The new field will be installed in mid-July in time for pre-season practice and 2012 season.

Vanderbilt Stadium at Dudley Field is a 40,550-seat facility, which serves as home to the Vanderbilt University Commodores football team located in the heart of the school’s Nashville campus. The stadium’s new state-of-the-art Shaw turf will cover approximately 89,500 square feet, featuring alternating panels of green with a large field border, making it optimal for television exposure. The new turf will also feature Vanderbilt’s signature “Anchor Down” rally cry vibrantly in the kick-off areas as well as Southeastern Conference (SEC) logos.

“We are honored that Vanderbilt University has chosen our synthetic turf for their first-class football program,” said Chuck McClurg, Vice President of Sales, Shaw Sports Turf. “Shaw’s core values of delivering high-quality products and services with great integrity align well with Vanderbilt’s guiding principles, making this a perfect partnership which continues to grow. Anchor down ‘Dores!’”

Shaw Sports Turf has installed practice and stadium fields on more than 1,000 playing surfaces for all different types of sports and recreational activities, including many major collegiate programs as Georgia Tech, LSU, University of Alabama, University of Arkansas and University of Southern Mississippi.

Shaw Sports Turf’s Legion 46 product features a combination of high-performance monofilament fiber and durable slit film fiber that results in a natural looking surface with the performance, durability and safety needed for collegiate football fields. The Legion system is engineered with 2.25-inch fibers with a 1.65-inch infill that is a 50-50 mix of sand and rubber.

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