MetLife Stadium, home to the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets, has announced that it is installing a new FieldTurf CORE system, the first multi-layer dual-polymer monofilament fiber.
Installation of the new FieldTurf CORE system reinforces the commitment we have to providing the best playing surface for our teams,” said Ron VanDeVeen, President & CEO of MetLife Stadium. “The research that FieldTurf has put into the heavyweight infill design for this new field system will equip MetLife Stadium with one of the premier surfaces in the league.
The FieldTurf CORE synthetic turf system features the company’s heavyweight infill design, proven to deliver a lower incidence of total injuries compared to various infill weights, and FieldTurf’s unique wide-gauge design (the distance between the rows of stitched fibers), which delivers leading cleat release times.
CORE’s performance and durability are backed by multiple independent certified sources. The system was tested to 200,000 cycles on the fiber wear test by Penn State’s Center for Sports Surface Research.
Not all turf is created equal, and CORE demonstrates why FieldTurf systems are renowned for quality, safety, and performance. The company continues to find new ways to reduce the risk and severity of injuries and its focus on safety has led to numerous injury-reducing innovations and improvements. Independent multi-year research validates their mission and execution of providing the safest playing fields possible for the athletes who use them.
Continuing our relationship with MetLife Stadium and by extension the New York Jets and New York Giants, is a testament to our ability to evolve and reliably deliver industry-leading solutions,” said Eric Daliere, President – Tarkett North America & Tarkett Sports. “It’s a privilege to again be trusted by these world-class organizations – we can’t wait for them to take the field next season.
About MetLife Stadium
MetLife Stadium, located in East Rutherford, NJ, is the home of the New York Jets and New York Football Giants. It is one of the largest and busiest stadiums in the NFL with a capacity of 82,500. MetLife Stadium hosts the world’s biggest events on the world’s biggest stage. Since opening in 2010, MetLife Stadium has hosted over 550 major events and 3,000 special events. Event highlights include the first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl XLVIII, WrestleMania 29 and 35, the 2021 Army-Navy Game, and almost 100 concerts.
FieldTurf is a world leader in artificial turf with over 25,000 installations worldwide. Trusted at every level, FieldTurf is at the surface of elite football programs across the country.
In the NFL, FieldTurf is the trusted choice of 11 teams. The Falcons, Giants, Jets, Lions, Panthers, Patriots, and Seahawks both play and practice on FieldTurf while the Buccaneers, Eagles, Packers, Steelers, practice on FieldTurf.
In the NCAA, over 1500 programs trust FieldTurf of which includes powerhouse football programs Michigan, Notre Dame, Utah and Oregon to name a few.
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, Tarkett Sports Indoor and Tarkett Sports Construction. 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.