uOttawa's FieldTurf Revolution Surface at Matt Anthony Field Earns FIFA 2-Star Certification

Represents the first FieldTurf Revolution FIFA 2-Star Recommended field in North America

Ottawa, Canada, August 10, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The University of Ottawa’s Matt Anthony Field has earned FIFA 2-Star recommended status following a resurfacing of the field by industry-leader FieldTurf. This marks the very first FieldTurf Revolution FIFA recommended field in North America.

Home primarily to the Gee-Gees women’s soccer and women’s rugby teams, Matt Anthony Field is also the practice facility for the men’s football team. The newly installed FieldTurf surface was completed in June 2011 and has already received rave reviews from uOttawa athletes and coaches.

“The University of Ottawa strives to provide state-of-the-art facilities for our students and our athletes,” said University of Ottawa Athletic Director Luc Gélineau. “This is an innovative turf system that has been designed for high performance and excellent longevity. We truly believe we have the highest quality artificial turf system in the world today.”

This field has been designed specifically to mirror elite levels of playing characteristics for soccer. The FieldTurf system has gained recognition within the global soccer community for providing ideal levels of energy restitution, grass-like ball performance, and proper shock absorption.

"FieldTurf Revolution was designed to be the benchmark of excellence in the industry,” said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. “We are happy that Matt Anthony Field has received a FIFA 2-Star rating as it validates the level of quality and attention that goes into producing our fields. We can assure the Gee-Gees administration, players and fans that they are playing on the most innovative artificial turf system available today."

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.com.

Jason Smollett