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Hellas Construction to install new turf for Tennessee Titans

February 15, 2023
Photo: Hellas Construction

Hellas Construction will install new Matrix Helix Turf with organic infill at Nissan Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. The team says the new turf will be ready by the start of the 2023 NFL season.

Hellas says its Matrix Helix fibers have a corkscrew shape that creates an appearance similar to natural grass while allowing the turf to spring back into place after impact. The shape of the fibers secures infill in place, reducing movement during play and minimizing infill “splash out.”

“A properly built synthetic turf field with organic infill and a pad is a superior system to a mediocre grass field,” Reed Seaton, president and CEO of Hellas Construction, said. “The technology of synthetic turf is now able to emulate a well-maintained grass field.”

The new playing field at Nissan Stadium will be similar to the surface and infill that is currently used inside the team’s indoor practice facility at Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park — which Hellas also installed.

The organization says a number of factors went into its decision to switch from grass to turf, including:

  • The Nashville climate, which is located in the transition zone. The team says it has regularly replaced Nissan Stadium’s grass and resodded, but the results have been less than ideal, and the playing surface has been especially troublesome late in past seasons.
  • An increase in injuries. With the inconsistent, undependable surface, the Titans have seen a number of injuries take place at Nissan Stadium. During the 2018-2021 seasons, Nissan Stadium consistently had amongst the highest lower body injuries of any stadium across the league.
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