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March 26th 2024

Gillette Stadium Installs New FieldTurf CORE for New England Patriots and Revolution

Venue’s latest artificial turf replacement sees the extension of a nearly two-decade-long relationship

Gillette Stadium, home to the NFL’s New England Patriots and the MLS’s New England Revolution, recently completed the installation of a new FieldTurf CORE system, the first multi-layer dual-polymer monofilament fiber. Gillette Stadium first installed a FieldTurf surface during the 2006 season. This season will mark the 19th consecutive season Gillette Stadium has featured FieldTurf’s top surfaces.

“FieldTurf has been trusted at Gillette Stadium for almost 20 years, and we’re happy to see that tradition continue with this latest installation,” said Jim Nolan, Chief Operating Officer of Kraft Sports + Entertainment. “We know that FieldTurf is an industry leader that continues to innovate and provide new and improved products that we love to feature at Gillette Stadium.”

The FieldTurf CORE synthetic turf system at Gillette Stadium, which has been tested and certified to the FIFA Quality Pro standard, features the company’s heavyweight infill design, proven to deliver a lower incidence of total injuries compared to various infill weights. In addition, it also leverages 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 are 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.

FieldTurf 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.

“With close to 20 years of collaboration, we’ve been proud to be trusted by Gillette Stadium and the two historic sports franchises that call it home,” said Eric Daliere, President of Tarkett North America & Tarkett Sports. “We look forward to continuing this relationship, which is based on a combination of world-class sports surfacing solutions and a shared vision of success by everyone involved.”

Part of FieldTurf’s Sustain the Game program, the replacement will also see the aged FieldTurf system recycled by separating the infill from the carpet at one of the company’s specialized plants. Carpet material is then transported to an exclusive recycling partner, where a proprietary process is used to upcycle the material into a high-grade polyurethane and polypropylene blend, transforming it into various products like nailer boards, planters and park benches. The process ensures that all components of the field avoid being sent to landfills in the replacement of the surface.

This most recent FieldTurf project follows the installation of a new hybrid grass surface at the Patriots’ Gillette Stadium practice field in November. The installation was completed by GrassMaster Solutions, a global leader in hybrid grass technology, which, like FieldTurf, is a Tarkett Sports Company. The combination of projects reinforces the high level of trust nurtured through years of collaboration between Gillette Stadium and Tarkett Sports.

About Gillette Stadium

Gillette Stadium, located in Foxborough, Mass., is New England’s premier sports and entertainment venue. The 64,628-seat stadium is the full-time home to the NFL’s six-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots and the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer. It is also one of the world’s top-grossing concert venues, according to Billboard and Pollstar. Gillette Stadium has hosted several notable sporting events, including the 2023 Army-Navy Game, the 2016 NHL Winter Classic, international soccer matches, NCAA lacrosse championships, NCAA athletics, professional lacrosse, motor sports and the Massachusetts high school football state championships. In 2026, Gillette Stadium has been selected to host FIFA Men’s World Cup matches. In 2021, Gillette Stadium served as the northeast’s first large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site and administered more than 610,000 vaccinations. For more information, visit or follow @GilletteStadium on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.

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 12 teams. The Bengals, Falcons, Giants, Jets, Lions, Panthers, Patriots and Seahawks both play and practice on FieldTurf, while the Buccaneers, Eagles, Packers and Steelers practice on FieldTurf.

In the NCAA, over 1500 programs trust FieldTurf, including 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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