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Dec. 19, 2014

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STMA names 2014 Field of the Year Award winners
The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) announced its 2014 Field of the Year Award winners. The award is given to members who manage sporting grounds at the professional, collegiate, school, and parks and recreation level. Check out the fields that made the list.
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Toro to send student to Super Bowl
XLIX for Sports Turf Training Program

The Toro Company announced Zachery S. Avers as this year’s winner of the annual Toro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program. Avers, a student at Ohio State University, will assist the grounds crew for NFL’s Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona.
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Ads School district finances new synthetic fields with in-turf advertisements
The Belleville Township High School District (Illinois), is unveiling a new football and soccer field this year thanks to a creative way of financing — weaving advertising into the fields’ sidelines. Find out how Byrne & Jones Sports will complete the $1.4 million fields.
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   TOP VIDEO OF 2014
Lambeau Field How does ‘The Frozen
Tundra’ grow the green?

Do you ever wonder how the Green Bay Packers step out on a green field all winter long, even in the midst of Frozen Tundra season? Allen Johnson, fields manager at Lambeau Field, talks about Stadium Grow Lighting.
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1 NBC News report on synthetic turf creates stir
A recent report from NBC News has once again placed artificial turf in the crosshairs. On Oct. 8, NBC News reported that 38 soccer players across the United States who have played on artificial turf have been diagnosed with cancer. [read more]
2 2014 FIFA World Cup to kick off on hybrid grass
The DESSO GrassMaster system was installed at the "Arena de Sao Paulo" in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The stadium was chosen to host the Opening Ceremony and opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. [read more]
3 Notre Dame Stadium to convert to synthetic turf
FieldTurf synthetic turf was installed at Notre Dame Stadium, the University of Notre Dame football's home field, in time for the 2014 season. [read more]
4 Natural grass sports fields offer a winning pitch
How do natural turfgrass sports fields measure up to artificial turf fields? Take a look back at the set-up, results and conclusions of independent research on the environmental impact of grass sports fields. [read more]
5 Licensed Turfgrasses: Star performers at the World Cup
By the time the World Cup reached its conclusion 12 stadiums hosted the 64 games. For some behind-the-scenes observers, the star performers are underfoot. [read more]
6 Marlins Park’s journey to Platinum TE paspalum
7 11 FIFA World Cup stadiums to use Rain Bird systems
8 NFL grounds managers get a kick out of the Sidekick
9 Allen Johnson’s unlikely path to 'The Frozen Tundra'
10 Tigers debut on new field despite delays

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