The Arizona Wildcats have unveiled their design for the team’s new field turf. Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne released the image of the team’s new FieldTurf CoolPlay surface on Twitter. To learn more about FieldTurf CoolPlay, check out this link. Here is a small sample from the press release:
High Performance. Low Temperature. FieldTurf has announced the launch of its new and innovative FieldTurf CoolPlay systems, designed to provide clients with a cooler surface temperature versus traditional turfs – with no compromise to the safety and performance of the fields.
The experts at the FieldTurf Innovation and Performance Center have been hard at work finding a solution to lower the surface temperature of an artificial turf surface. Years of experimenting with materials and systems has finally paid off. Independent third-party laboratory results concluded that CoolPlay was 35ºF cooler than traditional sand / rubber infill systems.
Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez has been a strong advocate of turf and expressed the desire to play of FieldTurf earlier this week.
“We’ve had a beautiful grass field and we can certainly grow grass here and all that,” Rodriguez said.
“But I think for us, from a functional standpoint, being able to practice on it two days a week and for our guys to work on it year-round ….I think there is something different about practicing in the stadium. Plus, from an aesthetic standpoint, you’re going to be able to see a nice green field.”
Rodriguez’s teams previous teams — Michigan and West Virginia — played on field turf in the past.
Here is the design:
The best feature of the design is the ghost lettering “BEAR DOWN” that stretched down the field between the hash marks.
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