January 21st 2019Boise State Trusts FieldTurf Once Again for Albertsons StadiumBack to ListAfter a decade of play on FieldTurf, Boise State has opted to replace the iconic blue turf at Albertsons Stadium. FieldTurf and Boise State have collaborated together on several athletic facilities since converting the stadium in 2008. Officials opted for the renowned FieldTurf Classic HD system for the Broncos’ new playing surface. Installation is planned to be completed prior to the start of the 2019 fall football practices. idahostatesman.com reported that the award was made after the university compared bids from (4) artificial turf suppliers: FieldTurf, AstroTurf, Sprinturf and Hellas Construction. A leading choice in the Mountain West Conference, FieldTurf is the surface of choice for 7 of the 12 programs: Boise State University, Air Force Academy, San Diego State University, University of Wyoming, University of New Mexico, Fresno State University and University of Nevada. FieldTurf is also a leading choice coast-to-coast with installations at University of California, Berkeley, University of Washington, University of Texas, University of Notre Dame, University of Michigan, Rutgers University and over 1500 collegiate installations. AN INVESTMENT IN SAFETYKeeping athletes safe has and will always be FieldTurf’s number one priority. Every day, the boundaries of research and innovation are pushed to engineer the most advanced artificial turf system in the industry. While no sport can ever be completely injury-free, FieldTurf continues to find new ways to reduce the risk and severity of injuries. Multi-year, independent research validates these efforts to provide athletes and facility owners with the safest field possible.The Broncos’ new system is designed with FieldTurf’s heavyweight infill which boasts over 9 lbs. of infill (sand and rubber) per square foot. Leading safety research has shown that systems with over 9 lbs. per square foot of infill compared to all other infill weight surfaces led to: 19%-29% lower incidence of total injuries 19%-26% lower incidence of severe injuries 17%-22% lower incidence of Ligament Sprains and Tears Learn more Here. CLASSIC HD: PREMIER PERFORMANCEClassic HD uses slit-film yarn that strikes the perfect balance between durability and feel. FieldTurf uses a mix of high-end polymer and UV stabilizers to create individual fibers that can withstand the pounding of an elite football program. Every Classic HD fiber features a thick design and precision cut pattern that make it an industry leader in reducing “splash,” which is what happens when granules from the infill system splashes up upon impact. Known as a “Beauty and the Beast”, the system has earned it reputation because it personifies strength while maintaining a beautiful, soft-to-the-touch appearance. Learn how FieldTurf is helping Change the Game Here.