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    Decision on playing surface at Heinz Field due shortly

    Friday, Feb 1, 2008 8:29 am EST

    The Steelers are tearing out the grass at Heinz Field, but not because they have decided to install an artificial surface according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

    Less than a month after their season ended, the Steelers are removing the sod that was laid over their primary DDGrassMaster surface in November in an attempt to make the field more playable and presentable. It does not mean they have made any final decision to replace their grass field, which includes small synthetic fibers, with some type of artificial surface. The discussion to switch to another surface has been on-going and a decision will be made shortly.

    "The Steelers installed the sod, at a cost of $150,000, in an attempt to improve the field. But because the sod covered the drainage system that was installed with the original surface, Heinz Field was turned into a soggy, muddy mess for a Nov. 26 game against the Miami Dolphins after a severe thunderstorm. Many of the Steelers players and coach Mike Tomlin are in favor of retaining a grass surface at Heinz Field


    Go with Field Turf...... COME ON

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    i honestly think we'll get turf the way they are dancing around it

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    Sure turf looks pretty but i love when it gets muddy and soggy thats steelers football. but we definetly need better conditions than a swamp for a field

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRICKTOWN BEAST View Post
    Sure turf looks pretty but i love when it gets muddy and soggy thats steelers football. but we definetly need better conditions than a swamp for a field
    ooo yeah mud....steeler smathmouth football ra ra

    get over it

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    i honestly think we'll get turf the way they are dancing around it
    Yeah I think they will too. Upshaw was right when he talked about the players and what they really think. Heinz is too great of a venue to have such a ****** field. It's field turf it's not like it's astro turf anymore here for God sakes. Players play all the time and are fine year in and year out on the stuff. If you're going to get hurt you're going to hurt no matter what surface. For God sakes just do it already and stop wasting money on sod every year. They spent 150,000 to resod the field November this year...a 150,000.00 dollars !!! They may not seem like it's much when they throw around millions like I collect pennies but damn that money could go to better use..if nothing else a charity!

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    i don't get how mud is steeler football if they used to play on astro turf
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    Field should compliment team strengths

    If you have a smashmouth team with a strong powerful runner (like the bus) then a mud field is fine because it plays to your strength. But we don't have that kind of team anymore. Willie is a speed back and Santonio is a speed receiver. We negate the advantages these players give us by putting them on a field with poor footing. Some of you say but its the same for both teams. Who cares? That is not a valid defense for allowing your own field to neutralize one of your team strengths which is speed. Field turf is a faster playing surface which would allow our speed to actually benefit us more for half of our games. I am all for the field turf especially if you are going to allow everybody to use the field. The high traffic would make less of an impact on field turf. Lots of teams are using it and in the long run it would also save money because it would eliminate the need to keep resodding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koopa View Post
    i don't get how mud is steeler football if they used to play on astro turf
    From 1970 to 2000 the Steelers played on astro turf......That was the lifespan of Three Rivers Stadium......

    Before Three Rivers opened the Steelers played their home games at Old Pitt Stadium and Forbes Field.....Which were grass surfaces....Of course since 2001 the Steelers have played at Heinz Field....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black@Gold Forever32 View Post
    From 1970 to 2000 the Steelers played on astro turf......That was the lifespan of Three Rivers Stadium......

    Before Three Rivers opened the Steelers played their home games at Old Pitt Stadium and Forbes Field.....Which were grass surfaces....Of course since 2001 the Steelers have played at Heinz Field....
    yeah i know, that's why i don't get it's steelers football, steelers weren't worth a damn till the 70s, so that's 30 years of no mud, and just 7 years of gayness........ they need to go to field turf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koopa View Post
    yeah i know, that's why i don't get it's steelers football, steelers weren't worth a damn till the 70s, so that's 30 years of no mud, and just 7 years of gayness........ they need to go to field turf
    I don't care either way......If they could maintain the grass surface then I would like to see the grass field stay.....But that grass field has never held up since Heinz opened so it probably never will......So switching to Field Turf seems like the logical option.....I just hope they put in the same turf that West Virginia uses.......

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