MONTREAL, Dec. 17, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 2008-09 NCAA college bowl season is a veritable holiday festival of FieldTurf. There are a total of 11 bowl games on FieldTurf this season with some of the most important games of all on the world's most trusted turf system.
This year's bowl games on FieldTurf are listed below. The complete listing can also be found at www.fieldturf.com/bowlcentral2008
* MAC Championship * SEC Championship * Magic Jack St. Petersburg Bowl * Sheraton Hawaii Bowl * Motor City Bowl * Papajohns.com Bowl * Roady's Humanitarian Bowl * Chick Fil-A Bowl * AutoZone Liberty Bowl * International Bowl * GMAC Bowl
"FieldTurf is involved this year with a lot of bowl teams and bowl games -- and it's quite an incredible accomplishment for our company," said FieldTurf Tarkett CEO Joe Fields. "Well over 50% of every single school that's participating in a bowl game either plays their home games in a stadium that has FieldTurf and/or practices on it. This really is a proud accomplishment for FieldTurf, and we're very thankful to all of the schools who believe in our product."
FieldTurf surfaces provide for quick and efficient conversions to accommodate a wide range of important games. The turf allows stadium crews to easily customize the field to meet the extensive mid-field and end zone artwork requirements of college, pro, and high school football.
FieldTurf, the world leader in artificial turf, has mastered the science of safety and performance by engineering a sports surface that caters to ideal levels of impact absorption, rapid deceleration and energy restitution without the need for a shock pad. For the artificial turf industry, those ideal levels are known as MSP -- Maximum Safety and Performance. MSP, measured as a field's G-Max rating, is a quantifiable indication of the field's degree of hardness and ability to absorb impact.
More than 50 major NCAA universities have FieldTurf in their stadiums including Nebraska, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, West Virginia, Washington, Oregon, Boston College, Rutgers, Kansas State, Louisville and Missouri. Twenty-one of the NFL's 32 teams use FieldTurf at their stadium and/or practice facility. In addition, MLB's Tampa Bay Rays, Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays have FieldTurf at their respective stadiums.
For more information, please visit www.fieldturf.com
FieldTurf Tarkett Jason Smollett (800) 724-2969