FieldTurf sent out the following press release:
FieldTurf to install ‘FieldTurf Revolution’ surface at the University of Guelph
Gryphons look to establish themselves as CIS powerhouse on FieldTurf field
GUELPH, ON (June 13, 2012) – Gryphons Football is taking the next revolutionary step in the revitalization of their football program. The University of Guelph has announced the decision to install FieldTurf Revolution at their Alumni Stadium. This installation is part of a major renovation project that will reshape Guelph athletics along with the addition of a Beynon BSS 2000 running track, new Field House and expanded Athletic Centre.
FieldTurf Revolution is one of the most innovative products in the artificial turf industry. The FieldTurf Revolution fiber is a result of state-of-the-art science, engineering, and technology that provides customers with a soft yet strong monofilament fiber that’s been designed for high durability and excellent longevity.
Head Football Coach Stu Lang believes the new field will be a significant factor in helping build his football program into one of the best in Canada. Modeling his program after the University of Oregon he has tried to incorporate the Duck’s best practices on a daily basis. Installing FieldTurf Revolution is just another step closer to becoming “Oregon North”.
“My goal as Head Coach is has been to build a professional football program at Guelph that would attract highly talented student athletes and achieve sustained success. Our new FieldTurf field along with our new Performance Center helps us achieve this goal”, said Lang. “In addition to FieldTurf being the best and most popular football field in North America, we have worked with FieldTurf to create an unforgettable look and brand.”
That design consists of 2-tone alternating greens with a black and red checkerboard end zone, and a huge Gryphon logo at mid-field. Coach Lang wanted the design to be edgy and represents the flair Guelph football plays with on the field. This colorful field also supports the team’s multi-colored jerseys and helmets. The field’s primary attribute is the FieldTurf Revolution fiber, and as the team will notice, the product’s system offers the highest performing and safest surface in the market.
“Guelph University is a strong institution in Canada and we’re very proud to associate ourselves with the Gryphons”, said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. CIS Football is on the rise, and with FieldTurf Revolution Guelph will be well equipped to compete with the very best in Canadian collegiate football. Alumni Stadium will stand tall and proud among the country’s best athletic facilities.”
The installation marks the 2nd FieldTurf Revolution field installed for a CIS institution, joining Matt Anthony Field of the University of Ottawa. FieldTurf also has a heavy influence in the Canadian Football League as the Montreal Alouettes, Calgary Stampeders, Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers all play on FieldTurf. FieldTurf has also left its mark in Division-I NCAA Football, with over 100 installations, and the NFL, where 22 of 32 NFL teams have selected to play and/or practice on 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 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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