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