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Reliant Stadium Removable Turf Project Completed
Installation of a new, removable AstroTurf system for Reliant Stadium is complete. The new surface will enable Reliant Park to increase the level of event activity without sacrificing their natural grass surface. The stadium is the NFL’s first retractable-roof football stadium with a portable natural grass playing surface. Read More

Bronx Parks Battered by Sandy
Superstorm Sandy tore down trees, upended boardwalks and flooded fields throughout the Bronx parks system, and just as cleanup started, the area was hit with a nor’easter. At Ferry Point Park on the East River, 2 feet of water flooded the synthetic turf soccer field and at least eight mature trees toppled. Read More

Stevenson Named Best in Triple A
For the second straight season Indianapolis Indians Head Groundskeeper Joey Stevenson has been chosen as the Triple-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year. This award comes after Stevenson was also named the International League Sports Turf Manager of the Year for the second straight year in early September. Read More

In the Wake of Sandy, Soccer League Cancels Season
In Staten Island, many fields and complexes were damaged by Hurricane Sandy, some beyond repair and others in need of extensive repairs. The Staten Island Youth Soccer League, one of the largest organizations in the area, announced that it would be canceling the rest of its fall season. Read More

PawSox to Get New Surface in 2013
The Pawtucket Red Sox are replacing the entire McCoy Stadium playing surface in an on going project this fall. It will mark the first new "playing field" at McCoy since the 2006 season. The new sod will be 100 percent Kentucky Blue Blend. The PawSox are also making improvements to the McCoy irrigation system. Read More

Twins Reach Deal on Spring Training Facility
Improvements to the spring training home of the Minnesota Twins will cost Lee County, Fla., $41.6 million. The agreement, which needs the approval of the county commission, would keep the Twins at the Lee County Sports Complex through at least 2045. The Twins have pledged $13.8 million to the project. Read More

Williams College Field Project to Begin Next Fall
Williams College’s Weston Field, the home of the Williams football program, will be renovated in time for the September 2014 home opener. The project will cost $22 million and will include changes to the football field and varsity track, as well as the adjacent Renzie Lamb Field, home to the college’s field hockey and lacrosse program. Read More

Los Gatos Dream Field a Reality
A decade-long quest for a youth sports park culminated with the opening of the Creekside Sports Park in Los Gatos, Calif. Creekside is the first new park in town since Belgatos Park opened in 1978. A soccer league is expected to be the main user of the field, but the space will also be used for football and lacrosse. Read More

Repairs Will Extend Life of Track
Pine-Richland School District officials plan to spend $28,000 to deep clean, repair and reline the district’s 10-year-old stadium track. Resurfacing and restriping the track will cost $288,000. In addition to cleaning the track, patches of polyurethane and rubber will be installed to damaged areas of the oval. Read More

Fortner Joins Barenbrug USA
Barenbrug USA has hired Jeremy Fortner as the Company’s Turf Territory Manager for the Great Lakes region south to Florida. Fortner is responsible for professional turf sales and supporting distribution in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. Read More

November 14-15
Turf & Ornamental Seminar. West Lafayette, Ind. To learn more, visit

November 27-29
Texas Turfgrass Association Annual Conference & Show. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. For more information, visit

December 3-6
Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference & Show. Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. For details, visit

December 4; 6; 10
Turf Herbicide Workshop. Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and West Lafayette, Ind. To learn more, visit

December 4-6
New Jersey Green Expo. Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, N.J. To learn more, visit

December 4-6
Kansas Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show. Kansas Expo Center, Topeka, Kan. For details, visit

December 4-6
Rocky Mountain Regional Turfgrass Association 59th Annual Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Denver International Airport, Denver, Colo. For more information, visit

December 11-13
Turfgrass Short Course. Expo Center, Fredericksburg, Va. For details, visit

January 2-February 15
UMass Winter School for Turf Managers. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass. For more information, visit

January 8-10
Nebraska Turf Conference. La Vista Conference Center, La Vista, Neb. For more information, visit

January 15-18
24th Annual Sports Turf Managers Association Conference and Exhibition. Ocean Center, Daytona, Fla. For more information, visit

January 21-24
2013 Michigan Turfgrass Conference. Kellogg Conference Center, East Lansing, Mich. To learn more, visit

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