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January 24th 2023

Detroit Lions Replace Ford Field & Allen Park with FieldTurf CORE

The Detroit Lions have announced that the FieldTurf surface at Ford Field and practice facility, Allen Park, are being upgraded with a new FieldTurf CORE system, the first multi-layer dual-polymer monofilament fiber.

FieldTurf has been the trusted choice of the Detroit Lions for over 20 years.

“Providing the highest caliber facilities possible is a top priority of our organization, and the fields our players play and practice on is continually evaluated for safety and performance,” said Detroit Lions Senior Vice President, Facilities Todd Argust. “We are proud to be installing the FieldTurf Core system at both Ford Field and the Allen Park Practice Facility for the 2023 season and beyond. We believe this is the best field we can install that provides the safest playing surface.”

The FieldTurf CORE synthetic turf system features the company’s heavyweight infill design, proven to deliver a lower incidence of total injuries compared to various infill weights, and FieldTurf’s unique wide-gauge design (the distance between the rows of stitched fibers), which delivers leading cleat release times.

CORE’s performance and durability is backed by multiple independent certified sources. The system was tested to 200,000 cycles on the fiber wear test by Penn State’s Center for Sports Surface Research.

Not all turf is created equal, and CORE demonstrates why FieldTurf systems are renowned for quality, safety, and performance. 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.

“To extend our relationship with the Detroit Lions is a great compliment to our team’s unwavering dedication to excellence,” said Eric Daliere, President – Tarkett North America & Tarkett Sports. “We’re proud and thrilled to be at the surface of Ford Field, an iconic venue, and Allen Park.”

About 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 is the National Football League's fifth oldest franchise. The Detroit Lions most recently made the NFL playoffs in 2016, when they finished with an 9-7 record. For more information, please visit

About FieldTurf

FieldTurf is a world leader in artificial turf with over 25,000 installations worldwide. Trusted at every level, FieldTurf is at the surface of elite football programs across the country.

In the NFL, FieldTurf is the trusted choice of 11 teams. The Falcons, Giants, Jets, Lions, Panthers, Patriots, and Seahawks both play and practice on FieldTurf while the Buccaneers, Eagles, Packers, Steelers, practice on FieldTurf.

In the NCAA, over 1500 programs trust FieldTurf of which includes powerhouse football programs Michigan, Notre Dame, Utah 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, FieldTurf Landscape, Beynon Sports, Renner Sports, GrassMaster, Tarkett Sports Indoor and Tarkett Sports Construction. 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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