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December 16th 2021

FieldTurf Coming to BC Place, One of Canada’s Most Renowned Stadiums

B.C. Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) officials have announced that the existing surface at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, will undertake a major revitalization and be replaced by a new FieldTurf system. The project is scheduled to take place during the months of December 2021 and January 2022.

“BC Place is a one of only a few world class stadiums in North America to host such a diverse range of activities on a busy calendar of events.” said Ken Cretney, President & CEO of PavCo. “From hosting international sporting championships to community-based activities, this revitalized playing surface will help ensure BC Place is set to play a major part in B.C.’s Restart plan, and the growth of our business over the coming years.”

The new artificial turf field at BC Place will feature FieldTurf’s leading Vertex CORE system with EcoMax infill. Vertex CORE was designed to deliver the perfect combination of performance and beauty. Equipped with two legendary FieldTurf fibers, the Classic HD slit-film fiber and the CORE monofilament superfiber, the system delivers leading agility, durability and aesthetics. Vertex CORE is a demonstration of FieldTurf’s unwavering dedication to quality and strive to Change The Game.

“This one is special.” said Eric Daliere, President – Tarkett North America & Tarkett Sports. “To be selected by the B.C. Pavilion Corporation for BC Place is a tremendous validation of our efforts and desire to offer an improved solution for our customers. Our entire team is excited to start on the project and deliver a truly premier system.”

Designed to embody the key characteristics of a pristine natural surface, FieldTurf has developed ideal systems for soccer by ensuring proper ball performance and energy return for players.

For BC Place, FieldTurf is offering a unique system composed of many Canadian-based solutions:

  • The Company: FieldTurf was founded by two Montrealers over 25 years ago, and since has grown into a global leader featuring over 25,000 installation worldwide. The company still operates out of Montreal with numerous manufacturing and operation locations across the world. FieldTurf is now a part of Tarkett Sports, a world leader in athletic surfacing.

  • The Installation Team: The project will be led by Beyond The Turf, our elite local partners based out of British Columbia.

  • The Underlayment: The shock pad, installed under the field, is manufactured by ThermaGreen, also a Tarkett Sports company, and based in Toronto.

  • The Infill: Extruded in Quebec, the high quality EcoMax infill granules offer leading durability and performance.

  • The Sand: Thousands of pounds of silica sand, used in the artificial turf system as a component of the infill, is to be sourced from Alberta.

  • The Base Leveling Layer: Prep work on the base leveling layer is being done by New Brunswick based Playteck Enterprises, the exclusive Canadian distributor for Tarkett Sports’ Beynon running tracks.

FieldTurf has long been recognized as a Canadian leader in artificial turf:

In the CFL, FieldTurf is now the trusted choice for 6 of the 9 teams. The Lions join the Stampeders, Alouettes, Redblacks, Roughriders and Blue Bombers who all play on FieldTurf.

In the MLS, FieldTurf will be the trusted surface of all 6 clubs in the league playing on artificial turf at their stadium, after the completion of the project at BC Place. The Charlotte FC, Revolution, Sounders, United and Timbers both play and practice on FieldTurf while Austin FC, DC United, Los Angeles FC, Inter Miami CF, CF Montreal, Nashville SC, New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union currently train on FieldTurf.

In U Sports & NCAA: Over 1500 programs trust FieldTurf of which includes powerhouse Canadian football programs Montreal, Queen’s, Manitoba and U.S. based Ohio State, Notre Dame and Michigan to name a few.

FieldTurf is a part of Tarkett Sports, a world leader in athletic surfacing, offering a comprehensive portfolio of sports flooring solutions through its brands: FieldTurf, FieldTurf Landscape, Beynon Sports, Renner Sports, GrassMaster and Tarkett Sports Indoor. With a wide range of products including artificial, hybrid and residential turf, running tracks, tennis courts and indoor athletic surfaces, the Tarkett Sports family offers the ultimate surface experience.

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