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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Superdome Goes With Sportexe! "It’s different than other systems – It’s better!" – Doug Thornton, General Manager, Louisiana Superdome The Louisiana Superdome, one of the nation’s most elite football venues, has selected Momentum™ turf system, by Sportexe as its new ...

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Old 08-11-2004, 10:46 AM   #1
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SuperDomes new turf.......

Superdome Goes With Sportexe!


"It’s different than other systems – It’s better!"
– Doug Thornton, General Manager, Louisiana Superdome


The Louisiana Superdome, one of the nation’s most elite football venues, has selected Momentum™ turf system, by Sportexe as its new synthetic turf surface.

The new turf system, which is being installed at the Superdome this summer, was chosen for its proven performance and quality attributes, said Doug Thornton, general manager of the Louisiana Superdome.

He said Momentum™ was chosen after considerable research and review of various turf products. “We feel strongly that Momentum™ is the right surface for the Superdome,� said Thornton. “We were seeking – and found in Momentum™ -- a proven, high performance system for the caliber of games we’re hosting this fall.�

In addition to the 2005 Nokia Sugar Bowl Classic, the Superdome is home to the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, and Tulane University’s Green Wave. The storied stadium also hosts the Bayou Classic, the Wyndham New Orleans Bowl, and Louisiana’s high school football championships.

“We need topnotch technology to ensure we’re providing all these teams the high performance and safety attributes they require for their level of play,� said Thornton.

“Weâ₠¬â„¢re impressed with the high quality make-up of Momentumâ„¢ turf -- its sewn seams, special backing, denser face weight, etc.

“Itâ₠¬â„¢s different than other systems – it’s better,â€? he added.

Thornton also said he and others at the Superdome were impressed that Momentum™ has been installed by the Baltimore Ravens, University of California – Berkeley, the University of Alabama and other professional and collegiate teams.

“Weâ₠¬â„¢re confident this turf will meet our high expectations. Our choice was reaffirmed by these teams, and by Sportexe’s reputation for quality,â€? said Thornton.

He said his interaction with the company has already been positive, very professional.

According to Sportexe president Mark Nicholls, Momentum™ is slated to be ready in time for the Saints’ first preseason home game (August 13).

Nicholls added, “It will be exciting for all of us at Sportexe to watch the Nokia Sugar Bowl, The Saints’ games, and these other great events on our turf. It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of our people that our product has been chosen for this elite facility.�
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Here's a description from the company that makes the turf.

Momentumâ„¢ Synthetic Turf
Speed. Performance. Distance.

We incorporate our very best into every square foot of Momentum.
This high-performance turf is dense, firm and fast - a superior surface designed specifically for the demands of top level athletics.

It's also built to last. Sportexe believes in quality through and through, so our products not only play better, they provide more years of peak performance.


What Sets Momentum Apart:
A higher face weight (more "grass" underfoot) for added durability, playability and a longer life span.
A uniform fiber matrix for more stability (better traction in all directions).
Heightened durability, increased shock attenuation and enhanced tuft bind and seam strength - you get them all with our Quadbackâ„¢ technology (that's FOUR layers of primary backing as opposed to the standard one or two).
An infill of 70% ambient ground rubber, 30% kiln-dried sand, provides the density, firmness and speed elite athletics demand. The right rubber for the job, the small ambient ground particles bond more uniformly with sand, preventing premature compaction and ensuring better shock absorption over time.
Seams sewn edge-to-edge, firmly and securely, avoid any chance of bulges or irregularities that can result from other methods.




[Edited on 11/8/2004 by JOESAM2002]
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