April 11th 2022FieldTurf Super Fiber En Route to Utah State UniversityBack to ListPlans to upgrade the artificial turf surface at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium have been confirmed by officials at Utah State University. The Aggies, who finished the 2021 season ranked 24th in the nation in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls, will open their 2022 season on a new FieldTurf field, which is scheduled to replace the existing aged system at the venue.. “Utah State University and FieldTurf have collaborated on several projects and we’re excited to work with them once again,” said USU Vice President and Director of Athletics John Hartwell. “We want to have the best playing surface possible for our student-athletes and the new synthetic turf being installed is state-of-the-art.” The new synthetic turf field at Maverik Stadium will feature FieldTurf’s leading Vertex CORE system. The product 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 super fiber, 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. “With a local office in the Mountain West Region, our team is overjoyed to be trusted by Utah State University” Said Eric Daliere, President – Tarkett North America & Tarkett Sports. “We’re especially proud that we can help deliver multiple surfaces for the University and offer innovative products and value, all while making the entire process easy.” FieldTurf is a leading choice amongst football programs in the Mountain West Conference, with 6 of 12 playing on FieldTurf systems - Air Force, Boise State, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah State and Wyoming. 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.Along with the work at the stadium field, FieldTurf has also been awarded the replacement of the surface at Aggie Legacy Fields, which serves Utah State University students for Intramural Sports, Club Sports, and Open Recreation. The venue which features soccer, lacrosse, softball, rugby and flag football, covers over 190,000 square feet of area. The FieldTurf Prestige Vertex system will be installed at Aggie Legacy Fields. FieldTurf TripleThreat, the first system designed for softball, is also installed in the outfield at LaRee & LeGrand Johnson Field, the University’s softball complex.