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THE WORLD LEADER IN ARTIFICIAL TURF
02 2019

Celebrating 20 Years at Nebraska's Memorial Stadium

There is a great story behind every legend and ours is no different. In the fall of 1998, Coach Osborne traveled to Maryland to meet with FieldTurf’s founders, and legend has it, he walked across the field and asked, “Where’s this field you want to show us?” which was quickly answered by “Well, you’re standing on it.”

Soon after, in the summer of 1999, FieldTurf was installed at the University of Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium. Twenty years later, FieldTurf is still the surface of choice for the Cornhuskers. Alongside Memorial Stadium, FieldTurf is also installed on 7 other fields on campus.

To commemorate the 20-year anniversary, FieldTurf will be sporting Nebraska scarlet (aka ‘Red’) for the entire month of August.

We seem to be growing fond of this color:

FUN FACTS ABOUT FIELDTURF AT MEMORIAL STADIUM 1999 to 2019

  • Home-record on FieldTurf: 108-33
  • 59,817 total yards on FieldTurf
  • 1 Conference & 10 Division Championships while playing on FieldTurf
  • More rushing yards than passing yards on FieldTurf (28,427 pass vs 31,390 rush)

Nebraska’s trust and confidence in FieldTurf helped pave the road for not only the company but for the artificial turf industry as well. In the following years, FieldTurf installed systems at Washington State University, the University of Washington, and the Seattle Seahawks—their first NFL project. Sports surfacing was forever changed. Since, FieldTurf has grown an idea and a profound passion into a global company with over 20,000 installations worldwide.

Nebraska hosts South Alabama, Saturday August 31st to kick-off the season. Go Big Red!