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February 25, 2012 at 12:01 AM

FieldTurf installation complete at CenturyLink Field

fieldturf2012.jpgPhoto credit: Sounders FC Twitter account

The installation of new FieldTurf at CenturyLink Field was completed Friday, right on schedule at the end of February. The Sounders are set to practice Monday and Tuesday on the new synthetic surface — the debut of the “Revolution” system that you can learn more about here — leading into Wednesday’s preseason finale against Jaguares de Chiapas at 7 p.m.

The field looks impressive now, but the key will be how it holds up. CenturyLink Field is a popular venue for concerts and events; the venue will also host three teams in 2012 as the UW football team joins the party in the fall during Husky Stadium renovations.

The last FieldTurf installation was in 2008, but it failed FIFA 2 Star testing before last season.

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