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22 Mai 2019

Yankees and Red Sox to Play on FieldTurf in MLB London Series

After more than 2,200 games between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox there is little we haven’t seen from this legendary rivalry. On June 29 and 30 however, there will be a new “first”. The two will face off on FieldTurf, a synthetic turf system, at London Stadium. This will also mark the first-ever Major League Baseball (MLB) games in Europe.

A temporary FieldTurf surface will be installed atop the current natural grass pitch, home to West Ham United F.C., and the stadium’s running track that is a legacy from the 2012 Olympics. The same FieldTurf system will be re-used again in 2020, when the teams return to London.

Officials opted for the NEW FieldTurf DoublePlay Series which was recently reinvented and is already making big impacts. The journey had FieldTurf push the boundaries of product innovation like never before, using a scientific approach to analyze ball-surface interaction on a variety of systems. Through the use of advanced high-tech motion video cameras, FieldTurf was able to translate over 300 videos and 70,000 photos into real-life data. Never before has there been a way to build your FieldTurf baseball field with such precision.

The NEW DoublePlay Series is already the trusted home surface of the University of Tennessee and Marietta College.

Driven to redefine home field advantage, FieldTurf is trusted at every level:

Major League Baseball – Training Facilities

  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • Detroit Tigers
  • New York Mets

Minor League Baseball - Stadiums

  • Brooklyn Cyclones
  • Chillicothe Paints
  • Joliet Slammers

NCAA Baseball – Stadiums

  • Oregon State University – Defending National Champions
  • University of Washington – Participant, College World Series 2018
  • Texas Tech University – Participant, College World Series 2018
  • University of Texas - Participant, College World Series 2018
  • University of Tennessee
  • Hundreds of DI, DII, DIII baseball programs

FieldTurf is not new to taking center stage. In recent years, FieldTurf was the surface of Super Bowl LIII, 2018 College Football National Championship, Major League Soccer Cup Final, NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship and more.

Part of the Tarkett Sports family, a division of the Tarkett Group, a worldwide leader of innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, FieldTurf is a world leader in artificial turf with a strong presence in Europe. The surface installed at London Stadium will be manufactured a mere 3hrs from the stadium at FieldTurf’s Auchel facility. The company’s EMEA headquarters is located in Paris, France.

A leading choice in the UK, FieldTurf is the trusted surface of notable clubs Kilmarnock FC and Everton FC. Around Europe, FieldTurf and Tarkett Sports are the choice of elite clubs like FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Ajax Amsterdam to name a few.

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