Seahawks and First & Goal Inc. Announce New FieldTurf Surface at CenturyLink Field
June 27, 2019
RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks and First & Goal Inc. announced today that installation of the new FieldTurf Revolution 360 at CenturyLink Field has been completed. The new surface replaces the existing FieldTurf which was installed in 2016.
“FieldTurf has been a great partner for years and continues to set the standard in turf technology,” said David Young, Seahawks Senior Vice President of Business Operations and General Manager of CenturyLink Field. “It is imperative that we continue to provide the best playing surface for both the Seahawks and Sounders FC and we are proud to work with FieldTurf once again.”
The two organizations have a long history with FieldTurf. In 2000, when the Seahawks played at the University of Washington’s Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium, they became the first NFL team to play their home games on FieldTurf. The partnership has continued at CenturyLink Field and at both the Seahawks and Sounders FC training facilities (VMAC and Starfire).
“FieldTurf is thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with the Seahawks and Sounders FC,” said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. “We share a commitment to player safety and it is a testimony to the quality of our products that such prestigious organizations continue to put their trust in our company.”
FieldTurf systems offer unmatched performance and safety characteristics delivering a premier experience to athletes and field owners. 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.
Revolution 360 uses a leading monofilament fiber, providing optimal playability for football and soccer. Revolution 360 achieved a score of 83 on the Fiber Performance Index (FPI) and showed no signs of wear after 150,000 Lisport cycles in Fiber Wear testing conducted by Penn State’s Center for Sports Surface Research – an unprecedented score.
CenturyLink Field is one of four NFL stadiums to utilize FieldTurf, along with Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Detroit’s Ford Field and New England’s Gillette Stadium. There are three MLS stadiums in addition to CenturyLink Field that use FieldTurf (Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, New England’s Gillette Stadium, Portland’s Providence Park).
When it comes to artificial turf sports fields, FieldTurf is the most trusted brand in the industry. Whether its football, soccer, baseball or any other sport, FieldTurf fields provide athletes with the safety and performance they need to perform at their best, while giving field owners the durability they want to maximize the value of their investment. FieldTurf is a world leader in artificial turf with over 20,000 installations worldwide. FieldTurf is a part of Tarkett Sports, a world leader in athletic surfacing, offering a comprehensive portfolio of sports flooring solutions.
About First & Goal Inc.
First & Goal Inc. (FGI) was formed in 1997 after voters in Washington State approved the proposal to build a new Football/Soccer Stadium and Exhibition Center. FGI was the private partner in the development along with the public partner, the Public Stadium Authority. FGI now serves as the operator of the facility.
About CenturyLink Field and CenturyLink Field Event Center
The CenturyLink Field stadium complex includes CenturyLink Field, the 325,000 sq. ft. CenturyLink Field Event Center, and WaMu Theatre. CenturyLink Field, which opened in 2002, is home to the Seattle Seahawks, who have sold out 138 consecutive games. In addition, CenturyLink Field and CenturyLink Field Event Center hosts more than 185 events per year and attracts more than 2.4 million attendees annually. The venue has hosted many premier concerts, including Beyoncé, Metallica, Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, and U2, international soccer matches, Supercross, corporate events and community gatherings.