The FieldTurf at Qwest Field is truly the ideal surface for top level football and soccer events and has always ranked at the very top of the NFL’s biennial players survey that ranks the quality of each venue’s field and its performance.
Seattle, WA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 26, 2011
Qwest Field’s FieldTurf surface has now earned FIFA 1-Star recommended status. This marks the only FIFA recommended field in the state of Washington and one of only 10 FIFA recommended fields in the United States.
Home to Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders FC and the NFL Seattle Seahawks, Qwest Field’s FieldTurf surface was installed in 2008 and has proven to be the ideal multi-purpose venue with a field that has been designed specifically to mirror elite levels of playing characteristics for football and soccer.
“The FieldTurf at Qwest Field is truly the ideal surface for top level football and soccer events and has always ranked at the very top of the NFL’s biennial players survey that ranks the quality of each venue’s field and its performance,” said John Wright, Qwest Field Director of Facilities & Fields. "The FIFA certification reinforces our commitment to maintain a high quality playing surface.”
"FieldTurf has long been at the forefront of developing the world's finest artificial turf for soccer and for all sports," said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. "We are happy that Qwest Field's FieldTurf surface has passed FIFA's testing. FieldTurf has proven to be the safest surface for a wide variety of sports in the world today."
In addition to being the home of the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Sounders FC, Qwest Field hosts a variety of other special events, including concerts and various league championships.
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 7000 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.
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