I'm wondering if this criticism lends to more support for the RC to have grass or if it's a non-issue as TFC plays their regular season games at BMO anyways?
David Beckham displeased with Rogers Centre turf
[i] The loud crowd and large stadium has all the makings of a big-game atmosphere.
The only thing missing is the natural grass, say two of soccer's biggest stars.
Both David Beckham and Robbie Keane griped about the artificial turf they'll play on Wednesday night when their Los Angeles Galaxy battle Toronto FC at Rogers Centre, in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals.
"It's not ideal, but it's the same for both teams," Beckham said. "Ideally you want to play on grass, but at the end of the day, this is the situation. And at least it's a touch warmer (than outdoors at BMO Field)."
Toronto FC opted to hold the game at Rogers Centre because of the problems winter weather could pose at BMO Field, the team's home stadium. The teams will play on the same artificial turf field used for Toronto Argonauts games, although the football hash marks have been removed and the field has been lined for soccer.
Keane was more critical in his assessment.
"I don't think we should be playing on a plastic pitch," said the Irish striker who joined the Galaxy last August. "I think these days, it should be grass pitches. I don't think it's good injury-wise, I think it can be dangerous. So it is a shame that we're playing on it.[/i][url=http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120307/david-beckham-toronto-turf-120307/20120307/?hub=TorontoNewHome]http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/ ... ntoNewHome[/url]