The Carrier Dome will receive an upgrade on its field turf, Syracuse Athletics said in a release Tuesday morning. Full details in the release below.
From Syracuse Athletics:
After having selected FieldTurf for their new Ensley Athletic Center and for their new track & field facility, for which the installation is scheduled to finish in July, FieldTurf has once again been chosen by the Syracuse University athletics program as the new surface for the Carrier Dome. The innovative FieldTurf Classic HD turf system, featuring FieldTurf's patented 3-layer infill, will be installed to provide an elite-level artificial turf surface.
"When we were looking to replace our synthetic field, I wanted to continue our relationship with FieldTurf," said Pete Sala, Interim Director of Athletics/Carrier Dome Managing Director. "We like the quality and we are very excited about using the Classic HD product. The Carrier Dome is used year round for a multitude of events ranging from football to Monster Truck events and even ice skating shows. For this reason, it was important that we select a very durable product without compromising on quality. And that's why we selected FieldTurf."
FieldTurf's Classic HD slit-film artificial turf fiber combines the durability of slit-film yarns with an upgraded production process to deliver the perfect combination of durability and softness. Its unique extrusion and inline precision cutter eliminates excess splitting, for longer-lasting performance and softness. It virtually eliminates any "Edge Decay" that exists on other artificial turf fibers. Click here to learn more about the Classic product.
"We are extremely proud to continue our relationship with Syracuse University," Said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. "Syracuse has a proud football history and we, at FieldTurf, are honored to provide the Orange with a high-performing surface that will live up to the institution's high standards."
The only domed stadium in the Northeast, and the largest structure of its kind on a college campus in the US, Syracuse University's Carrier Dome is one of the most unique stadiums in college football. Other notable NCAA indoor installations include Ohio State, University of Central Florida, Arizona State, Northwestern University, University of Kentucky, Purdue University, University of Louisville and University of Missouri. Other notable FieldTurf indoor installations include the Indianapolis Colts' Lucas Oil Stadium, Detroit Lions' Ford Field and British Columbia Lions' BC Place.