It's a FieldTurf Revolution for the Naval Academy

Naval Academy Midshipmen replace current FieldTurf surface with FieldTurf Revolution – the latest in artificial turf technology; longer-lasting fibers, superior durability, and proven safety characteristics just some of the benefits of Revolution.

Annapolis, MD, May 27, 2011 --( The Naval Academy Midshipmen will be playing on the very best in turf technology this coming season at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Naval Academy Athletic Association has announced that they will be installing FieldTurf Revolution on their stadium field. The decision to replace their current FieldTurf surface was made after the Midshipmen looked at the innovative FieldTurf Revolution system that was launched at the beginning of 2011.

FieldTurf’s impressive fiber technology has once again revolutionized the industry. The Revolution fiber is the result of innovative science, engineering and technology that will provide FieldTurf customers with a soft, strong monofilament fiber with extraordinary durability and longevity.

“When we saw FieldTurf’s latest technology, FieldTurf Revolution, we knew we had to have it on our stadium field,” said Naval Academy Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk. “Our previous FieldTurf surface could have easily served us well for a few more years, but we felt that upgrading to FieldTurf Revolution and having the absolute best in turf technology was the right thing to do for our program. This represents another first-class upgrade for Navy athletics.”

“The relationship between the Naval Academy and FieldTurf over the years has been tremendous – and it is something that we hold in high regard,” said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. “I truly believe that Navy athletics will be very pleased with the Revolution product and their continued relationship with our company.”

The list of major universities who play their home games on FieldTurf includes Nebraska, Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, West Virginia, Kansas State, Illinois, Illinois State, Missouri, Texas, Texas Tech, Iowa, Boston College, Rutgers, Syracuse, Cincinnati and Louisville. Twenty-one of the NFL's 32 teams have chosen FieldTurf in their stadiums and/or practice facilities.

About FieldTurf

FieldTurf offers industry-leading engineering and manufacturing resources and leads the synthetic turf industry with regard to setting higher environmental standards. FieldTurf is the global market leader in terms of synthetic sports fields with more than 7000 fields installed. Additionally, FieldTurf has attained more than 15,000 satisfied customers in high quality pet, residential, commercial and municipal landscaping solutions, playground surfacing and has a complete range of golf and tennis products. FieldTurf synthetic turf customers enjoy the benefits of significantly reduced water consumption, the elimination of fertilizer and pesticides, superior durability and drainage and a product that looks and feels real. The positive environmental impact of FieldTurf provides the added benefit of LEED building contributions.

FieldTurf is part of Tarkett Sports, a Division of the Tarkett Group. Tarkett Sports is the largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries. Included within the Tarkett Sports portfolio is an impressive range of performance sports flooring products. This product range includes: synthetic and hardwood basketball; volleyball and gymnasium flooring; squash and racquetball courts; floor protection and covering systems; weight room flooring; and high performance indoor and outdoor running tracks, featuring Beynon and Atlas track surfaces. All Tarkett Sports surfaces are developed, produced and installed with a concentration on sustainability and a commitment to protecting the environment, providing additional LEED contribution opportunities for customers. The company calls this focus on sustainability and the environment ‘Environmental Intelligence’ and all company personnel strive to exemplify this philosophy in all aspects of the business.

For more information, please visit: FieldTurf Artificial Grass & Synthetic Turf Products.

Jason Smollett