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The University of Texas Selects FieldTurf for Indoor Facility

Many Longhorns teams to practice indoors on new Revolution surface.

Austin, TX, April 19, 2012 --( FieldTurf is proud to announce the recent decision by The University of Texas to install FieldTurf at "The Bubble," the school’s indoor practice facility at Frank Denius Fields.

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

"We are pleased with the FieldTurf product and know our student-athletes and team members who train on it will be well-served," said UT Men's Athletics Director DeLoss Dodds.

The Bubble is used primarily for football practice, but other men's and women's sports teams utilize it as well. School officials credit the facility as a tremendous asset that has helped the football program and other teams remain nationally competitive while providing a safe indoor environment for training.

“FieldTurf has been part of the Longhorns family for quite some time and we’re certainly proud that they continue to choose FieldTurf,” said FieldTurf President & CEO Eric Daliere. “The Texas Longhorns are a dominant force throughout the collegiate football ranks. We believe the installation of FieldTurf Revolution at The Bubble will be a great asset for UT Athletics for many years to come.”

The list of major universities which play their home games on FieldTurf includes Nebraska, Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, West Virginia, Illinois, Illinois State, Missouri, Texas, Texas Tech, Iowa, 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 25,000 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.

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