The University of Arkansas Athletic Department has selected Sportexe as its turf manufacturer for the synthetic playing surface in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The company will install PowerBlade 2.5 as part of the project, which is scheduled to be completed prior to August 1.
“We are enormously honored that The University of Arkansas has chosen Sportexe as the synthetic turf for Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium,” said Sportexe CEO Steve Noe. “The entire Sportexe family is focused on producing and installing an outstanding playing surface for the university.”
The University of Arkansas will be the first Southeastern Conference featuring game field for Sportexe. M&T Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, has a six-year-old Sportexe field and the Superdome in New Orleans has a Sportexe field installed each summer. In January of 2009, the National Football League Players Association released its bi-annual rankings of NFL stadium fields and both venues were ranked in the top half of the league. Currently, three NFL teams use Sportexe fields in their practice facilities, including the San Francisco 49ers, the New York Jets (indoor and outdoor) and the Buffalo Bills.
Established in 1989, Sportexe is the oldest synthetic turf company in the United States. Sportexe manufactures its own synthetic turf products, and they are installed by trained and certified Sportexe installation teams. Sportexe has installed approximately 400 full-sized athletic fields in North America.
PowerBlade HP 2.5 is a sand and rubber infilled system, designed to maximize player speed and performance. Made with Sportexe's advanced MonoTech fiber, PowerBlade HP combines the softness and lush appearance of natural grass with the engineered performance of modern synthetic turf.
Private gifts to the Razorback Foundation specifically for the field will fund the entire estimated $1.1 million project.