Buffalo Bills select A-Turf for Ralph Wilson Stadium
A-Turf, a national synthetic turf field builder, is pleased to announce its selection to replace the Buffalo Bills’ turf at Ralph Wilson Stadium for the Bills’ 2011 season. The NFL team will play on A-Turf’s premier synthetic grass system – A-Turf Titan, noted as the industry’s best performing system by providing the perfect balance of traction and foot release, as well as unparalleled durability.
Installation of the 86,000 sq. ft. field is scheduled to begin in early summer with A-Turf first removing the existing eight-year-old system. The A-Turf Titan will be installed over an existing rubber and urethane e-layer. The combination creates a field designed for peak performance – delivering consistent playability, ideal shock absorption and superior durability. With alternating rows of Monofilament and Premier XP fibers, this dual fiber construction offers the best of both worlds – aesthetics and performance.
In addition to providing the most innovative system on the market, A-Turf’s proximity, as a locally based business, will prove beneficial to the Bills. “It’s no secret we are huge supporters of the Bills organization. The opportunity to showcase our most advanced system on an NFL playing field is a great honor,” states Jim Dobmeier, President and Founder of A-Turf.
A-Turf out-competed other industry-leading synthetic turf manufactures, including the builder of the out-going synthetic turf system. DiDonato Associates, P.E., P.C. of Buffalo will serve as lead engineer for the project. A-Turf worked with DiDonato Associates in the design and installation the football/soccer field at Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion, also in Buffalo. To date, A-Turf has installed more than 20 synthetic grass fields in Western New York and hundreds across the country.
A-Turf and sister company, Surface America®, are headquartered in Cheektowaga, NY. A-Turf sets the standard in the synthetic grass industry, creating and installing athletic surfaces for colleges, universities, schools, and park districts across the nation. For more information visit www.aturf.com.