Northeastern University's FieldTurf Surface at Parsons Field Earns FIFA 2-Star Certification

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Northeastern University’s FieldTurf surface represents the 2nd Duraspine PRO field to receive FIFA 2-Star certification in Massachusetts.

This field is much better than the Astroplay field we replaced as far as injuries and play go. Parsons is in fact the best field of any type we have played on. My players really enjoy it.

Northeastern University’s FieldTurf Duraspine PRO surface has now earned FIFA 2-Star recommended status. This marks the second FieldTurf Duraspine PRO FIFA 2-Star certified field in Massachusetts.

Home to the Northeastern Huskies of NCAA soccer, Parsons Field has quickly become one of the crown jewels for soccer in Massachusetts right next to Gillette Stadium’s FIFA 2-Star surface with the same FieldTurf product. This field has been designed specifically to mirror the playing characteristics of professional soccer.

The FIFA Recommended 2-Star designation is the highest synthetic turf rating from FIFA and is issued after a battery of tests are performed by a FIFA approved testing agent. FIFA final round competitions and top UEFA competitions have the FIFA Recommended 2-Star in their respective competition regulations.

"This is truly the top field we have played on,” said Northeastern University Men's Soccer Coach Brian Ainscough. “We have had no injuries of any type to speak of, no back, leg or any type of muscle injuries. This field is much better than the Astroplay field we replaced as far as injuries and play go. Parsons is in fact the best field of any type we have played on. My players really enjoy it."

“Our FieldTurf patented system is designed to outperform the most stringent of testing and provides excellent footing and ball-roll characteristics that are ideal for professional soccer players and soccer players at all levels,” said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. “We are happy that coach Ainscough and his players enjoy playing on their FieldTurf surface as FieldTurf has proven to be the safest surface for a wide variety of sports in the world today."

About FieldTurf
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: FieldTurf Artificial Grass & Synthetic Turf Products.


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