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28 2021

Gillette Stadium Selects FieldTurf, Once Again

FieldTurf has recently completed the installation of a new surface at Gillette Stadium, home to both the New England Patriots (NFL) and New England Revolution (MLS). FieldTurf has been the trusted choice of Gillette Stadium since 2006.

“When we decided to replace our field, we were confident that FieldTurf was again the right choice,” said Jim Nolan, Chief Operating Officer of Kraft Sports Entertainment. “Our experience with the FieldTurf team over the past 15 plus years has been outstanding. Their products excel on game day but their team excels every day with us.”

The latest field at Gillette Stadium features the FieldTurf CORE system and has been certified FIFA Quality PRO. Built from over 20 years of industry-leading innovation and unmatched expertise, CORE, the first multi-layer dual-polymer fiber ever, rewrites the playbook for sports turf, reinvents the playing field, and redefines the player experience. Engineered for elite level facilities, CORE is designed to deliver a more realistic, textured, grass-like shape with optimal durability and resiliency.

CORE’s performance and safety is backed by multiple independent certified sources. Labosport, a global leader in sport surface certification, tested CORE using the rigorous Fiber Performance Index — which measures durability, resilience and softness. The surface emerged with Labosport’s highest-ever Fiber Performance Index score of 90. The system was also tested to 200,000 cycles on the fiber wear test by Penn State’s Center for Sports Surface Research. Unlike imitation blended polymer fibers, CORE backs its performance with results.

Designed to embody the key characteristics of a pristine natural surface, FieldTurf has developed ideal systems for soccer by ensuring proper ball performance, optimal safety and energy return for players. FieldTurf is a select member of the FIFA Preferred Producer Program, having met the high quality standards required to deliver elite-level pitches worldwide. As of today, FieldTurf has the most FIFA Recommended Pitches in the United States.

“At FieldTurf and across Tarkett Sports, we want to be the sports surfacing company customers want to partner with,” said Eric Daliere, President – Tarkett North America & Tarkett Sports. “We’re proud to be able to continue our longstanding relationship with Gillette Stadium and their team. Their trust is a demonstration of our unwavering commitment to excellence.”

In the NFL, FieldTurf is the trusted choice of 12 teams. The Patriots, Panthers, Lions, Falcons, Giants, Jets and Seahawks both play and practice on FieldTurf while the Packers, Steelers, Eagles, Buccaneers and the Washington Football Team practice on FieldTurf.

In the MLS, FieldTurf is the trusted choice of 13 clubs. The Revolution, Charlotte FC, Sounders, United and Timbers both play and practice on FieldTurf while Austin FC, DC United, Los Angeles FC, Inter Miami CF, CF Montreal, Nashville SC, New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union train 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. Locally, FieldTurf has installed over 200 installations in the New England region of which features Yale University, Harvard University, Brown University, Dartmoth College, University of Connecticut and others.

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 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.