April 10th 2019Detroit Lions Announce New FieldTurf At Ford FieldBack to ListDETROIT — The Detroit Lions have announced that the FieldTurf surface at Ford Field is being upgraded with a new FieldTurf Classic HD system. The new surface will replace the existing FieldTurf which was installed in 2013. The installation is expected to be four weeks and will begin on May 1. “We’ve partnered with FieldTurf since the inaugural season at Ford Field because of our confidence in their proven product,” said Detroit Lions Team President Rod Wood. “With ongoing enhancements in turf technology, we are embracing the opportunity to work with FieldTurf to install their best available playing surface and maintain the highest standards of safety for all players at our stadium.” FieldTurf systems offer unmatched performance and safety characteristics delivering a premier experience to athletes and field owners. The company continues to find new ways to reduce the risk and severity of injuries and its focus on safety has led to numerous injury-reducing innovations and improvements. Independent multi-year research validates their mission and execution of providing the safest playing fields possible for the athletes who use them. “FieldTurf is thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with the Detroit Lions,” said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. “It is an honor and a testimony to the quality of our products that such prestigious organizations continue to put their trust in our company. Classic 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. FieldTurf has redefined how the game is played on the gridiron and players all over the nation, including Michigan Stadium as well as numerous NFL stadiums, have embraced the efforts made to enhance the game. ABOUT THE DETROIT LIONS The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and play their home games at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit. The team located to Detroit in 1934 and are the National Football League’s fifth oldest franchise. The Detroit Lions most recently made the NFL playoffs in 2016, when they finished with a 9-7 record. In addition to professional football, the Detroit Lions have a very visible and active community relations role in the Detroit area. With a focus on health and wellness and community revitalization, the Lions have contributed more than $7 million through philanthropic efforts since 1991. For more information, visit www.Detroitlions.com. ABOUT FIELDTURF When it comes to artificial turf sports fields, FieldTurf is the most trusted brand in the industry. Whether its football, soccer, baseball or any other sport, FieldTurf fields provide athletes with the safety and performance they need to perform at their best, while giving field owners the durability they want to maximize the value of their investment. FieldTurf is a world leader in artificial turf with over 20,000 installations worldwide. In the NFL, FieldTurf is the trusted choice of 10 teams. The Lions, Falcons, Patriots and Seahawks both play and practice on FieldTurf while the Packers, Giants, Raiders, Eagles, Buccaneers and Redskins practice on FieldTurf. In the NCAA, over 1500 programs trust FieldTurf of which includes powerhouse football programs Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oregon 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, Beynon Sports, Renner Sports, EasyTurf, Desso, 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.