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Kiefer USA and UBU Sports Partner for Olivet Nazarene University Tigers’ New Synthetic Turf Field

Kiefer USA and UBU Sports team-up for the installation of Olivet Nazarene University Ward Field. Ward Field will upgrade from natural grass to UBU Sports Speed S5-M synthetic turf system.

Dalton, GA, February 08, 2014 --( Kiefer Sports USA and UBU Sports team-up for the transformation of the game field for Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL. Ward Field is home for the ONU football and soccer programs as well as the summer training camp for the Chicago Bears. The game day field will soon receive an upgrade to a UBU Sports Speed S5-M synthetic turf system installed by, Kiefer USA. The ONU Tigers are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division I and compete in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC).

The athletes at Olivet Nazarene will take Ward Field this upcoming season on a new 89,965 sq ft UBU Sports Speed S5-M synthetic turf system, which is the same turf used at the Chicago Bears indoor training facility and at MetLife stadium for the 2014 Super Bowl. The ONU Tigers men’s soccer program is coming off a successful season winning the 2nd CCAC tournament in a row and a trip to the NAIA National Championships. The women’s soccer program will be coming off an impressive season having reached the NAIA National Championship for the 4th consecutive year. The Chicago Bears started their training camps on the ONU Campus in 2002 and will continue to 2022. The intensive use of this field during the fall season required a durable playing surface that could accommodate the safety and performance requirements for each sport.

Mark Nicholls, CEO of UBU Sports said, “Olivet is a great facility and we are honored to be a part of the school. Our surface will meet the year-round demands of the Olivet sports program – this field will get some serious playing time.”

Keifer USA and UBU Sports’ collaboration on synthetic turf and tracks will cover 13 states throughout the mid-west.

“We are excited to be a part of the Olivet Nazarene campus,” said Don Traska Project Manager with Kiefer USA, “Ward Field required a high quality performance surface and UBU Sports turf will deliver the optimum playing field for the athletes.”

UBU Sports is a leading brand of synthetic turf surfaces for use in a variety of sporting events, including football, baseball, field hockey, soccer, rugby, and lacrosse. UBU Sports’ fields serve as ground gear for teams ranging from professional franchises (e.g. New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, New York Giants and New York Jets), collegiate and major indoor arena leagues to local high schools and municipalities. UBU Sports incorporates science and technology into each surface they provide, creating the ultimate ground gear for athletes.

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