Gillette Stadium upgrades FieldTurf playing surface

15 May 2017

The Super Bowl champs will strut their stuff this fall on some brand new turf.

Gillette Stadium has completed an upgrade to its synthetic turf surface. The new turf will make its debut when the New England Revolution host Real Salt Lake Saturday. The new surface features FieldTurf’s latest monofilament technology. FieldTurf has been in place at Gillette since the team transitioned from grass in 2006.

“We are excited to upgrade our game field to the latest FieldTurf technology” said Jim Nolan, Senior Vice President of Gillette Stadium. “It is our goal each year to provide the highest quality surface for the both the New England Patriots and New England Revolution, and we were eager to take advantage of FieldTurf’s latest innovations for the 2017 season.”

FieldTurf’s new technology features what they call “the industry’s highest-performing monofilament fiber that makes the surface player-friendly, resilient and durable...The result is a surface that plays soft, feels real, looks great and hangs tough.”

FieldTurf, whic is based in Calhoun, Ga., is the surface of choice at two other joint NFL/MLS stadiums: Seattle’s CenturyLink Field, home of both the Seahawks and Sounders; and Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of both the Falcons and United FC.