Soldier Field Soccer-Ready with Evergreen® Spectrum Turf Blanket
Chicago, IL - Last year, the Chicago Fire FC made the official move from SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois back to their original home at Chicago’s Soldier Field. The switch was just one part of a franchise overhaul that included roster changes, new team colors, and a redesigned logo.
The MLS team shares the venue with the NFL’s Chicago Bears and that meant getting the field ready ahead of football season. Evergreen® Spectrum from Covermaster®, the orange-hued turf cover designed to deliver the industry’s fastest green-ups, was the ideal choice for the stadium’s field. Close to 86,000 square feet of turf growth blankets were delivered to the stadium, along with four custom TarpMate Air™ rollers. Two of the turf blankets are large enough to cover the football field and two additional pieces covering the remainder of the soccer pitch.
Not only do the orange Evergreen® turf covers coordinate with the Bears’ team colors, but the unique lace coating creates a greenhouse effect by drawing in heat and increasing the ground temperature. The orange lace coating that is designed to work with the sun to provide the optimal light for turf growth. The unique orange coating helps refract the sun’s penetrating light into an orange/red light for enhanced turf growth and health. Benefits include a longer growing season and healthier, thicker turf. The patented coating also increases the turf protector’s strength, eliminating the need for hems and grommets.
The return to Soldier Field offers Chicago Fire fans a chance to catch their team in action in a more accessible location. Evergreen® turf blankets help to enhance the experience by growing the best playing surface using the latest in turf management technology.