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Minnesota Vikings Installing UBU Sports Synthetic Turf System at U.S. Bank Stadium

Vikings to become fifth NFL team to utilize scientifically advanced UBU Sports synthetic turf system as its stadium playing surface.

Minneapolis, MN, May 09, 2016 --( UBU Sports®, the premier provider of synthetic turf systems that optimize performance and maximize safety, is proud to announce that installation of the UBU-Speed Series-S5-M has begun today at U.S. Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings and the site of the 2018 NFL Super Bowl. The Vikings currently practice on the same UBU Sports surface at their Winter Park facility in Eden Prairie, Minn.

The Vikings are the fifth NFL team to trust UBU Sports for their stadium surface. UBU Sports is the stadium surface provider to the New York Giants, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals and New Orleans Saints as well. The UBU-Speed Series-S5-M is also the chosen practice surface for the Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears.

“We are thrilled that the Minnesota Vikings continue to place their trust in UBU Sports as their stadium surface provider,” said Mark Nicholls, CEO, UBU Sports. “We are very proud to provide the synthetic turf systems preferred by numerous NFL teams, and look forward to supporting the Minnesota Vikings and U.S. Bank Stadium for many years to come.”

U.S. Bank Stadium has a seating capacity of 66,200 and features a transparent ETFE roof, the world’s largest pivoting glass doors and an entire glass wall overlooking downtown Minneapolis. The Vikings will play their first regular season home game at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 18 when they face division-rival Green Bay.

The UBU-Speed Series-S5-M will feature UBU-4K coloration and incorporate a Removable Active Panel (RAP) system. “Today’s stadiums require the versatility to host a dynamic number of events,” said Nicholls. “The UBU RAP System is the professional solution for stadiums to accomplish their event conversion demands.”

It matters what you play on, and all players deserve the best. The scientifically advanced UBU-Speed Series-S5-M features the Harmony slit-film fiber and a mixture of resilient particles and sand infill that ensures a fast, firm, safe and durable playing surface. The Speed Series incorporates ISO Grid fiber spacing ensuring consistent playability throughout the field, and features a dynamic multiple layer ARMOURWEAVE backing system that ensures dimensional stability and long-lasting seams. The enhanced Flat Weld seaming technology affords both a mechanical and chemical bond.

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 Athletes with teams ranging from professional franchises, collegiate and major indoor arena leagues to local high schools and municipalities. UBU Sports incorporates science and technology into each surface providing the ultimate Ground Gear for Athletes.

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