Superdome Chooses Sportexe for 2007 Football Season

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New Orleans Saints, Tulane Green Wave, Bayou Classic, High School State Football Championships, New Orleans Bowl, Sugar Bowl and BCS National Title to be decided on Sportexe Synthetic Turf.

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The success of both the Saints and the City of New Orleans over the past year has been an inspiration to us all and Sportexe is fortunate to play a small role in the rebuilding efforts of this extremely proud culture.

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Less than one year after Sportexe installed 121,412 square feet of the SMG-managed Louisiana Superdome just in time to welcome home the NFL's New Orleans Saints after a year removed from the city following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the SMG has chosen Sportexe turf for the fourth consecutive year to serve as the host surface during what could be the most competitive football season the Superdome has ever scheduled.

"We've been pleased to showcase Sportexe turf on repeated national and statewide telecasts with millions watching," said Superdome Assistant General Manager, Danny Vincens. "We're happy with the product and the teams have responded similarly."

Both the Saints and Tulane University will play a combined 17 games in the Superdome in 2007, including two NFL preseason games and not counting any playoff games the Saints could qualify to host in January. Beginning with the annual State Farm Bayou Classic featuring Grambling State and Southern University on Thanksgiving Day, the Superdome will host three professional football games, five Louisiana high school state football championships, one high school all-star game, the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the BCS championship game scheduled for Jan. 7.

"That's a lot of football, and a lot of use for big-time turf," said Vincens.

The Saints, coached by 2006 Sportexe NFL Coach of the Year Sean Payton, enjoyed its best season in franchise history on Sportexe finishing the year with a 10-6 record and an NFC South division title. The Superdome was re-opened with massive fanfare as the Saints upset the heavily favored Atlanta Falcons in front of a national television audience on ESPN's Monday Night Football to start the season.

"We are proud to be once again the field of choice for the Louisiana Superdome," said Mark Nicholls, CEO of Sportexe "The success of both the Saints and the City of New Orleans over the past year has been an inspiration to us all and Sportexe is fortunate to play a small role in the rebuilding efforts of this extremely proud culture."

Other Sportexe clients located in Louisiana include LSU and Tulane. Sportexe is also featured in the New Orleans Arena, home to the Arena Football League's New Orleans Voodoo and home to ArenaBowl XXI on July 29, and the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, home to the arenafootball2's Bossier City Battlewings and ArenaCup8 on Aug. 25.

Sportexe can also be found underfoot of the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers, along with the NCAA's Cal-Berkeley, Alabama, Southern Miss and Pitt. Sportexe is the official turf provider for the AFL, af2, Major Indoor Soccer League and National Lacrosse League.

About Sportexe
With offices in Ontario, Texas, and Georgia, Sportexe is dedicated to delivering top notch synthetic turf solutions to each and every client. As an acknowledged leader in the industry, the U.S Company prides itself on delivering products that feature the latest in innovation and superior engineering with an emphasis on research and development. Currently Sportexe is the exclusive or official turf system supplier for The Arena Football League, (AFL/AF2), National Lacrosse League (NLL), Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL), U.S. Indoor Soccer Association, and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). Additionally, Sportexe partners with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). Sportexe has also made tremendous progress in the international scene by securing relationships with both the International Hockey Fédération (FIH), and the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA).

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