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Monday Night Football Game

Discussion in 'Sports Field Management' started by redoak77, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. redoak77

    redoak77 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 291

    Did u guys see tonights Pittsburgh Steelers game? The field got absolutely destroyed! It was soaked and everyone was sliding every which way. Not very Safe. I bet they will have to re-sod for next week.
  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    The field conditions were unreal!!! They had just laid that sod ontop of old sod.
    Did you see some of those divots in the field? :dizzy:
  3. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    sod on top of sod.....atleast 2 inches of rain laying on the feild....and something like 4 or 5 high school games played on the feild over the weekend
  4. zappalawn

    zappalawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    the new sod was just finished being put down yesterday before the game that sod was a waste of 100k
  5. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    yeah I never understood why coaches allow the AD's to lay sod on top like that. Waste of money and risks injuries....Just get out the spray paint and paint it green so I looks good for TV...
  6. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,805

    I think their decision to resod through the night came back and bit them as only 3 whole points where scored in the last 20 seconds. All I watched were the last 17 seconds and that wasn't even worth watching.

    Maybe they'll think twice about having the High-School championships there next year.
  7. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    I find it hard to beleive they let so many games be played on that field in mid-seaon NFL.
  8. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 456

    Its probably all about $. I think some really poor decisions were made (of course its easy to say that after having seen the mess!). I'll bet the grounds supervisor resisted putting in the sod, but got overuled by the bigwigs. Now he's the guy who'll probably get blamed for the poor conditions.
  9. CPOonfinal

    CPOonfinal LawnSite Member
    from FL
    Posts: 30

    Should've used sand in my opinion........Green sand. lol
  10. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    of course....

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