AstroTurf brings its latest innovation directly to the National Football League. The announcement was made that the St. Louis Rams have selected AstroTurf for a new synthetic practice field at Rams Park. The joint construction effort between GSV, AstroTurf and Munie Greencare Professionals will begin immediately and the field will be ready in time for the start of training camp in late July.
“After looking at all the different synthetic turf providers available, we felt AstroTurf was the best choice for us,” said Kevin Demoff, St. Louis Rams Executive VP of Football Operations/Chief Operating Officer. “AstroTurf’s commitment to player performance and safety was a major factor in our decision. We can’t wait to get going on our new field.”
The latest infilled systems from AstroTurf were designed and refined to meet the rigorous demands and performance characteristics required by the NFL. “This is a huge honor to have our state-of-the-art AstroTurf system validated by the Rams and the National Football League,” said GSV Chairman Michael Dennis. “To have the greatest athletes in the world train on our system is a testament to years of testing, research and development that have gone into restoring AstroTurf as a leader in the industry. We are grateful to have been selected and proud to debut this fabulous technology with the Rams and the NFL.”
The St. Louis Rams enter the 2009 season with a renewed sense of optimism under the leadership of new head coach Steve Spagnuolo, the former New York Giants Defensive Coordinator. “The Rams new AstroTurf practice field will be one of the finest in the NFL,” said Bryan Peeples, President of AstroTurf. “Everyone at GSV and AstroTurf are honored to have been selected and look forward to being a part of the St. Louis Rams for many years to come.”