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Congratulations FC Cincinnati!

 

Turf Nation sends a big CONGRATULATIONS to FC Cincinnati for being selected to enter Major League Soccer (MLS) as an expansion team in 2019!

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FC Cincinnati will be joining the LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, Sporting KC and 20 other MLS teams across the USA. Two additional expansion teams, Nashville and Miami, will be joining the MLS in 2020 and two more additional teams are expected to be selected to join the league in 2022.

Currently playing at the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium, FC Cincinnati will continue to play all home games through their inaugural MLS season at Nippert Stadium as they await their new 21,000 seat stadium to be completed.

Feature Field – Ball Parks of America

 

undefinedBranson, Missouri – Ball Parks of America is a unique facility designed to provide the ultimate baseball tournament experience for 10 – 13-year old’s and their families. Converted from the former Factory Merchants Mall, Ball Parks of America is a stay-and-play tournament facility offering the youth participants the ultimate major league weeklong experience of living, eating and playing ball with their teammates. Opening in 2016, May 25th kicked off Ball Parks of America 3rd season with their annual Memorial Day Classic tournament.

Ball Parks of America features 5 all-synthetic turf fields manufactured by Turf Nation. Each field is a 2/3 scale replica of an iconic ballpark: St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago, Brooklyn and Boston. Each field is unique to their namesake: St. Louis has a mowed arch pattern in the outfield, Boston has seats reclaimed from Fenway Park, Chicago has ivy scaling the walls in the outfield and a scoreboard from the Roaring Twenties. Each field comes with covered dugouts, bullpen areas, Musco lighting and stadium-style seating to provide the optimum MLB experience.

Ball Parks of America sets the gold standard for baseball tournament facilities. With a 4.9 out of 5-star rating on Facebook Reviews and 4.5 out of 5-star rating on Google Reviews, the synthetic turf surfaces are praised by players, coaches and parents. Ball Parks of America selected the Turf Nation S5 for each of their fields. The Turf Nation S5 system has a 51-ounce face weight, Balanced Matrix fiber spacing and Titanium Shield backing system. The slit film fibers are made from 100% C8 resins, the highest grade available to the synthetic turf industry.

Turf Nation is the reliable source of the highest quality synthetic turf surfaces. Turf Nation has been trusted to manufacture synthetic turf surfaces for more than 13 NFL Teams including the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 46ers, Tennessee Titans as well as the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK! - Vikings Field - PURPLE PEOPLE EATERS!

 

 

Manufacturing the Purple turf for the Viking's endzones.

Throughout history the Vikings are portrayed as fierce ruthless warriors with a reputation for being brutal plunderers. Viking warriors would fearlessly swarm and attack their foes. One legendary band of Viking warriors known as the Purple People Eaters lived up to this legacy. They were just as fierce as their Scandinavian namesakes, without mercy attacked their opponents offensive lines and brought down the mightiest of quarterbacks becoming the most identifiable and feared front four in all of the NFL.

Today the Minnesota Vikings playing surface at U.S.Bank stadium features purple colored endzones with VIKINGS spelled out in stylized letters at each end of the field. These striking purple endzones combined with the field graphics create an exciting and explosive visual for any football fan who visits U.S. Bank Stadium. The photo below shows the purple endzone turf being produced on a tufting machine at Turf Nation’s state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Dalton, GA.

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Visit www.turfnation.com for more information regarding Turf Nation, the S5 surface utilized at US Bank Stadium as well as 12 other NFL Teams and our logo assembly capabilities.

It matters what you play on!

 

About Turf Nation

Turf Nation is the reliable source of the highest quality professional-grade synthetic turf surfaces. Turf Nation has been trusted to manufacture synthetic turf surfaces for more than 13 NFL Teams including the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 46ers, Tennessee Titans as well as the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

Feature Field – Pro Football Hall of Fame National Football & Youth Sports Complex

 

undefinedCanton, Ohio – Located in the heart of Ohio, the Pro Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF) is the midst of a massive and innovative expansion known as the Johnson Control Hall of Fame Village. Joining Tom Benson Stadium (newly renovated) and the Hall of Fame Museum will be The Center of Excellence, Hall of Fame Hotel, Black College Football Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame National Football & Youth Sports Complex and more.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame National Football & Youth Sports Complex has been under expansion for more than 2 years and currently has 1 natural grass field, 4 synthetic turf fields with plans for an additional 3 synthetic turf fields. The synthetic turf fields are fully loaded featuring a magnificent 35’ x 35’ Pro Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF) logo in the mid-field and all lines/dimensions are compliant with NCAA standards for football, soccer, lacrosse and field hockey.

Among its many programs and tournaments, The Pro Football Hall of Fame Football & Youth Sports Complex hosts the Hall of Fame Academy every summer in which youth grades 6 – 11 are nominated to participate in the unique experience. The 3-day Academy program is led by Hall of Fame Gold Jackets, former NFL coaches, general managers and past NFL players. The Youth Sports Complex also hosts the PFHOF and the NFL’s Play Football Skills Camp during Enshrinement Week.

Focusing on maximizing player safety while also optimizing player performance, the Pro Football Hall of Fame National Football & Youth Sports Complex selected the Turf Nation S5 for each of their synthetic turf fields. The Turf Nation S5 system has a 51-ounce face weight, Balanced Matrix fiber spacing and Titanium Shield backing system. The slit film fibers are made from 100% C8 resins, the highest grade available to the synthetic turf industry.

Turf Nation is the reliable source of the highest quality synthetic turf surfaces. Turf Nation has been trusted to manufacture synthetic turf surfaces for more than 13 NFL Teams including the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 46ers, Tennessee Titans as well as the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

Feature Field – Hiram Bithorn Stadium

 

San Juan, Puerto Rico – Hiram Bithorn Stadium is a baseball park and home to the Santurce Crabbers of the Puerto Rico Baseball League. Built in 1962, Hiram Bithorn Stadium is named after the first player from Puerto Rico to play in the MLB.

undefinedOn April 17-18, Hiram Bithorn Stadium will host MLB’s Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins fora two (2) game series. This will be the first time either team has played in Puerto Rico. MLB has made a few appearances at the Puerto Rican stadium over the years with the last time being in 2010 when the New York Mets took on the Miami Marlins for a three (3) game series.

ESPN will televise both games on April 17-18 as part of its 100-plus game schedule. The April 18th game will air during a special edition of ESPN’s Wednesday Night Baseball presented by Hankook Tire beginning at 7:00 pm EST.

Hiram Bithorn Stadium spent more than three (3) decades as a natural grass stadium. In 2015, the City of San Juan selected to upgrade their existing synthetic turf surface to a surface manufactured by Turf Nation. The surface they selected is the S5 and has a 51-ounce face weight, Balanced Matrix fiber spacing and Titanium Shield backing system. The slit film fibers are made from 100% C8 resins, the highest grade available to the synthetic turf industry.

Turf Nation is the reliable source of the highest quality synthetic turf surfaces. Turf Nation has been trusted to manufacture synthetic turf surfaces for more than 13 NFL Teams including the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 46ers, Tennessee Titans as well as the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

FC Cincinnati – Nippert Stadium

 

undefinedCincinnati, OH - Saturday, March 17th kicked off the 3rd season for United Soccer League’s FC Cincinnati with a 1-0 victory against Charleston Battery. FC Cincinnati has seen great success since inception in 2016 including breaking attendance records, playoff appearances in each season and they are currently a finalist to become an MLS expansion team.

FC Cincinnati plays all home games at Nippert Stadium, home of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats football team. Nippert Stadium has gone above and beyond to welcome FC Cincinnati. In 2016, prior to FC’s inaugural season, Nippert Stadium replaced its beautifully branded football synthetic turf surface manufactured by Turf Nation with an all green synthetic turf surface, also manufactured by Turf Nation.

undefinedNippert Stadium’s all green surface allows for a blank canvas to paint soccer or football lines, depending on which team is playing. Not wanting to forgo their bold, vibrant end zones, the Bearcats selected a R.A.P. (Removable Active Panel) system manufactured by Turf Nation for their end zones and mid-field logo. While in football mode, their end zones and mid-field logo are in place. While in soccer mode, those end zones and mid field panel are replaced with all green inserts. This solution has allowed both teams to have a field suitable for professional play for both sports.

In 2017, Nippert Stadium underwent a renovation that moved the field wall back to increase the size of the field to be FIFA regulation size. As a result, Turf Nation provided additional turf to cover the expansion and ensure the surface was consistent from a performance, safety and aesthetic perspective.

April 7th will be the first home game of the season for FC Cincinnati. Turf Nation wishes them a successful 2018 season!!

Turf Nation is the reliable source of the highest quality synthetic turf surfaces and are proudly made in the U.S.A. Turf Nation has been trusted to manufacture synthetic turf surfaces for more than 13 NFL Teams including the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 46ers, Tennessee Titans as well as the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

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