NFL’s Detroit Lions add FieldTurf to Ford Field


The Detroit Lions have 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.

“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 Detroit Lions Senior Vice President, Facilities Todd Argust. “We are proud to be installing the Field Turf 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 unique 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 (Photo: FieldTurf)

The company said it continues to find new ways to reduce the risk and severity of injuries and its focus on safety has led to numerous injury-reducing innovations and improvements. Independent multi-year research validates their mission and execution of providing the safest playing fields possible for the athletes who use them.

“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.”


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