Seattle Sounders FC install new turf at CenturyLink Field

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Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders has upgraded the playing surface at CenturyLink Field after installing a new state-of-the-art artificial turf pitch.

Replacing the previous FieldTurf field, which was installed in 2016, the new system also from FieldTurf called Revolution 360 uses monofilament fiber, reportedly providing higher playability for football and soccer. Revolution 360 is said to have achieved a score of 83 on the Fiber Performance Index (FPI) and showed no signs of wear after 150,000 Lisport cycles in fiber wear testing conducted by Penn State’s Center for Sports Surface Research.

CenturyLink Field is one of four MLS stadia to utilize FieldTurf, Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, New England’s Gillette Stadium and Portland’s Providence Park. There are also four NFL stadia that use the system: Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Detroit’s Ford Field and New England’s Gillette Stadium.

“We share a commitment to player safety and it is a testimony to the quality of our products that such prestigious organizations continue to put their trust in our company,” said FieldTurf president Eric Daliere.

Fieldturf has provided the Sounders with its playing surface for every one of its 11 seasons in MLS and uses independent multi-year research to help develop injury-reducing innovations.

“It is imperative that we continue to provide the best playing surface for both the Seahawks and Sounders FC and we are proud to work with FieldTurf once again,” said David Young, Seahawks senior vice president of business operations and general manager of CenturyLink Field.

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