PTl Golf, Inc. Transforms Sam Boyd Stadium for Rugby Fans All across America Who Are Traveling to Las Vegas for the 2013 USA Rugby Sevens Event

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The Rugby Sevens is a three-day Rugby extravaganza in which fans will witness 16 national Rugby teams face off in 45 matches over the course of the event.

The 2013 Rugby Sevens event at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

The 2013 Rugby Sevens event at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

This event had a huge economic impact on the Las Vegas valley and we are glad that PTI Golf, Inc. could help by providing good quality turf conditions!

Rugby fans all across America are gearing up for the 2013 USA Rugby Sevens Event in Las Vegas. This event is the fifth of the nine part 2012-13 HSBC Sevens World Series. Serving as the lone North American stop on the series, the Rugby Sevens is a three-day Rugby extravaganza in which fans will witness 16 national Rugby teams face off in 45 matches over the course of the event. The results of these matches decide where teams will rank in the Sevens World Series standings. Each Sevens Rugby team consists of seven players. Matches are divided into seven minute halves that include time for pool and KO matches. The short, action packed element of these matches are a favorite among rugby fans. The entire 2013 USA Rugby Sevens Event in Las Vegas runs from February 8-10, 2013 and will be broadcasted live on both NBC and NBC Sports.

Sevens Rugby is played on a field that is the same size as a normal 15-player rugby field. The athletic field construction company PTI Golf Inc. who is a subsidiary of Pro-Turf International, Inc. has been commissioned for the second consecutive year to oversee the install and maintenance of the grass sod over the artificial turf at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium. The turf will need to be durable enough to survive the 45 matches that will occur during the 3 day 2013 USA Rugby Sevens Event in Las Vegas, which will be the largest, most greatly attended rugby tournament in North America. It is for this reason that PTI Golf Inc. was chosen yet again to take on the very important task of maintaining the playing surface for this big rugby event. Not many athletic field construction companies can say that they have such a sterling reputation.

Over the course of about two weeks, PTI Golf Inc. worked diligently to prepare the stadium for the 2013 USA Rugby Sevens Event in Las Vegas by converting the artificial turf at Sam Boyd Stadium into a high quality grass turf suitable for rugby. To prepare for the task, PTI first laid plastic over the entire field. They then coordinated the installation of heavy big rolls of thick-cut clay sod on top of the plastic, making sure to cover the entire field. The remainder of the two week period was spent watering, feeding and keeping the grass perfectly manicured so that it would be in optimal playing condition come the day of the big event. The most important goal of PTI was to oversee the install of the sod so that there are no visible seems. This is important because the 2013 USA Rugby Sevens Event in Las Vegas will be a widely watched event that will be televised on network national and world television. To ensure a seamless sod installation, PTI Golf Inc. decided to use a product called Ultimate Turf™. This product encourages turf growth and provides a boost to the roots in the sod.

This may sound like a simple, straightforward task, but PTI Golf Inc. faced quite a few challenges while preparing Sam Boyd field for the 2013 USA Rugby Sevens Event in Las Vegas. Dealing with issues such as frozen ground and harsh winter weather cut their normal preparation times nearly in half. Despite these setbacks, PTI successfully installed a beautiful turf that will be on full display at the 2013 Rugby Sevens Event.

When rugby fans tune in on February 8th, 2013 to watch the 2013 USA Rugby Sevens Event in Las Vegas, they will undoubtedly take note of the beautiful field provided by PTI Golf Inc. This company has gone above and beyond to ensure that the sod was laid to the specifications and needs of the Rugby Sevens event. Their professional care and attention to detail will definitely be appreciated by players, coaches and spectators alike.

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