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April 18, 2014

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Notre Dame Stadium Notre Dame Stadium to convert to synthetic turf
FieldTurf synthetic turf will be installed at Notre Dame Stadium, the University of Notre Dame football’s home field, in time for the 2014 season. Find out why the traditional stadium is making the switch from natural to artificial.
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Comerica Park Tigers debut on new field despite delays
Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, converted its field to HGT Kentucky bluegrass just one week before Opening Day and between late-March snowfalls. Learn why the resodding was postponed and how the grounds crew handled the late installation.
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Act Global reaches 100 FIFA Certified installations
Act Global, a synthetic turf manufacturer and FIFA preferred producer, has installed 100 FIFA Certified pitches to six continents over the last eight years. Discover more about the increased market demand for FIFA installations.
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STC 2014 Spring Membership Meeting focuses on science
By Terrie Ward
The Synthetic Turf Council’s 2014 Spring Membership Meeting attracted company leaders from the synthetic turf industry. Get a recap of the educational program that included presentations on research, science, player performance and safety.
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Marlins Park Marlins Park’s journey to Platinum
TE paspalum

The Marlins Park grounds crew opened Major League Baseball’s Opening Day in hopes that they finally found the perfect turfgrass: Platinum TE paspalum. Find out about their search that began since the park opened in 2012.
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Chicago Bears training camp facility, Olivet Nazarene’s
Ward Field go synthetic

Kiefer USA will transform Olivet Nazarene University’s football and soccer stadium, Ward Field, to a UBU Sports Speed S5-M synthetic turf system. The field is also used as the summer training camp for the Chicago Bears.
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AstroTurf to resurface Oklahoma State’s stadium
AstroTurf is resurfacing Oklahoma State University’s football stadium, Boone Pickens Stadium, a year after installing two practice fields at its training facility. Read on for details about the installation at the oldest football stadium in the Big 12 Conference.
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ASBA honors Noble and Greenough School’s field
Noble and Greenough School’s Shaw Sports Turf field in Dedham, Mass. received a Distinguished Field Facility award from the American Sports Builders Association for its construction excellence. Learn more about the award presented to Stantec Sport.
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Cubs Park Chicago Cubs choose Jacobsen equipment for new training facility
The Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball team has named Jacobsen, a Textron company, the official turf equipment supplier of Cubs Park, the team’s brand-new spring training facility located in Mesa, Ariz. Check out the equipment included in their package.
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11 FIFA World Cup Brazil stadiums to use Rain Bird systems
Rain Bird irrigation systems will be used in 11 regional soccer stadiums recently constructed for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Learn more about the systems to be installed by World Sports during the summer of 2014.
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Groundskeeper Tech debuts SprinklerMaps software
San Diego-based Groundskeeper Tech released a new mapping software, SprinklerMaps. Find out why the company's founder began developing the software as head groundskeeper at the University of California.
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Arysta Arysta LifeScience: XONERATE
XONERATE Herbicide, from Arysta LifeScience, manages and eliminates Poa annua. Research shows it is up to 90 percent effective in controlling Poa annua. Upon treatment, results may be seen within three to four weeks.
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