Washington Redskins Select FieldTurf for New Indoor Practice Facility

Washington Redskins select FieldTurf for their new indoor practice facility.

Montreal, Canada, September 13, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The Washington Redskins have selected FieldTurf for installation in their new indoor practice facility. The Redskins thus become the 22nd NFL team that has chosen to play and/or practice on FieldTurf.

On September 1, the Redskins announced plans to construct an indoor practice complex with the structure being built over a full-size football field. Work on the project is expected to be completed later this fall. The facility will feature a FieldTurf “Revolution” field (81,900 square feet). FieldTurf’s sister company, Beynon Sports Surfaces, will also install almost 19,000 square feet of its Beynon running track surface that will rim the perimeter of the practice field.

The FieldTurf Revolution and Beynon running track surfaces were designed to be the benchmarks of excellence in the industry and the most innovative artificial turf and running track systems in the world.

The indoor facility will permit the Redskins to practice indoors, either in inclement weather or when preparing to play a game against an opponent that plays its home games on artificial turf. The team also plans to use the building for special events related to the Redskins’ charity and community outreach.

“We are delighted that the Redskins have chosen FieldTurf and Beynon for their new indoor practice facility,” said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. “We appreciate the confidence shown in our products by (Redskins owner) Daniel Snyder, (General Manager) Bruce Allen and (Head Coach) Mike Shanahan. The Redskins are a first-class organization, and I have no doubt that their new indoor complex will represent that same stature. And we guarantee that the field and track in that new facility will also be first class.”

For the tenth consecutive year, FieldTurf emerged as the leader among all artificial turf brands in the 2010 National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Playing Surfaces Opinion Survey. An impressive three out of the league’s top four artificial surfaces were FieldTurf fields.

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.

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: www.fieldturf.com.

Jason Smollett