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Detroit Lions replace Ford Field and Allen Park with FieldTurf Core

The Detroit Lions announced that the FieldTurf surface at Ford Field and practice facility, Allen Park, are being upgraded with a new FieldTurf CORE system, the first multi-layer dual-polymer monofilament fiber.

FieldTurf has been the trusted choice of the Detroit Lions for more than 20 years.

“Providing the highest caliber facilities possible is a top priority of our organization, and the fields our players play and practice on is continually evaluated for safety and performance,” said Todd Argust, Detroit Lions senior vice president, facilities. “We are proud to be installing the FieldTurf Core system at both Ford Field and the Allen Park Practice Facility for the 2023 season and beyond. We believe this is the best field we can install that provides the safest playing surface.”

The FieldTurf CORE synthetic turf system features the company’s heavyweight infill design, proven to deliver a lower incidence of total injuries compared to various infill weights, and FieldTurf’s wide-gauge design (the distance between the rows of stitched fibers), which delivers leading cleat-release times.

CORE’s performance and durability is backed by multiple independent certified sources. The system was tested to 200,000 cycles on the fiber wear test by Penn State’s Center for Sports Surface Research.

“To extend our relationship with the Detroit Lions is a great compliment to our team’s unwavering dedication to excellence,” said Eric Daliere, president – Tarkett North America & Tarkett Sports. “We’re proud and thrilled to be at the surface of Ford Field, an iconic venue, and Allen Park.”