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Xavier University Selects FieldTurf Revolution for Soccer Complex Upgrade

Musketeers menís and womenís soccer programs to play on renovated FieldTurf pitch

Cincinnati, OH, July 11, 2012 --( When the 2012 season opens, the Xavier Musketeers will be playing their home games on FieldTurf Revolution. School officials are proud to have included FieldTurf among significant renovations at the Xavier University Soccer Complex. The installation took place last month, and the pitch is all set for the start of the 2012 soccer season.

FieldTurf Revolution is one of the most innovative products in the artificial turf industry. The FieldTurf Revolution fiber is a result of innovative science, engineering, and technology that will provide customers with a soft yet strong monofilament fiber that’s been designed for high durability and excellent longevity.

“We could not be happier with the new FieldTurf Revolution surface that was installed last month,” said Rich Franchak, senior associate athletic director at Xavier University. “It provides Xavier with one of the best soccer playing surfaces in the country and will allow both our men’s and women’s programs to achieve at the high standard that we have come to expect.”

“With the new FieldTurf Revolution surface in place, we now have one of the top artificial surfaces in the country,” said Xavier Women’s Soccer Head Coach Woody Sherwood. “Our stadium continues to improve and is now among one of the top settings in the nation. The new surface is going to allow us to take advantage of our strength, playing attractive soccer.”

“Clearly Soccer and the facility are on a lot of people’s minds right now and I think everything from scheduling, our recruiting, and the fan experience have taken a leap,” said Xavier Men’s Soccer Head Coach Andy Fleming. “The new upgrade to the stadium and the wonderful pitch is a great ‘front porch’ for both programs and will certainly enable us to consistently play and train a certain way.”

Entering its ninth full season of Xavier soccer being played at the Xavier University Soccer Complex, the Musketeers look forward to playing on the same surface used by many high profile D-I soccer programs . That list of schools include Boston University, University of Cincinnati, Air Force, Seton Hall, Loyola, Columbia, Princeton, Yale, Southeast Missouri State, San Jose State, Wright State University, Creighton, North Carolina, Texas Tech, University of Nevada-Reno, Farleigh Dickinson University, University of San Francisco, and Cleveland State University.

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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