FIELDTURF SELECTED FOR MOSAIC STADIUM
The Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club and the City of Regina announced today that they have selected FieldTurf as the new synthetic grass surface for Mosaic Stadium.
Today’s announcement caps the search to find the best turf solution for Mosaic Stadium, which hosts the Saskatchewan Roughriders; university, junior, and high school football; and a number of other sports including soccer and field hockey.
“We are very excited to make this announcement,? stated Riders President/CEO Jim Hopson. “After looking at a number of different proposals, FieldTurf was selected as it best met the needs of the City and the Riders.?
Removal of the old turf at Mosaic Stadium is expected to start soon, while the installation of the new FieldTurf is expected to be complete when the Riders open training camp on June 3rd.
“The City of Regina is extremely pleased to be providing this important enhancement to such a vital facility in our community. The installation of FieldTurf will not only benefit the variety of community organizations that use Taylor Field, but will also help ensure the sustainability of Mosaic Stadium,? said Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco.
The FieldTurf product is the result of years of research -- evident in the patented: infill mix of silica sand and cryogenic rubber, monofilament spined fibres and infill layering process, which together deliver a system that emulates natural grass with reduced maintenance costs. Additional benefits include improved safety for players, improved drainage and flexibility for hosting a variety of sporting, concert and other special events.
“We couldn’t be more delighted that the Roughriders have chosen FieldTurf for Mosaic Stadium,? said FieldTurf CEO John Gilman. “The Roughriders are one of the most historic franchises in the CFL and Mosaic Stadium is one of the league’s venerable venues. I want to thank Jim Hopson and Head Coach Kent Austin for their support. They really did their homework before selecting our product. FieldTurf is the world leader in artificial turf, and as a Canadian-based company, it means a lot to us to partner with the Roughriders on this project.?
Mosaic Stadium is the fifth CFL stadium to install FieldTurf, and 21 of the NFL's 32 teams currently use FieldTurf at their stadiums and/or their practice facilities. FieldTurf is a privately held company based in Montreal.
Once removal of the old turf from Mosaic Stadium is complete, it will be delivered to Ipsco Place where the turf will be used for various functions.
It is hoped that a limited amount of the old turf will be made available for sale to the public, but full details are not currently known.