News: Official: New FieldTurf for CLink in 2012

Discussion in 'Seattle Sounders FC' started by GOALSeattle, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. GOALSeattle

    GOALSeattle Member

    Oct 13, 2007
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Surface will go down in February, making it ready for CCL in early March, 2012.
     
  2. GOALSeattle

    GOALSeattle Member

    Oct 13, 2007
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yay! The current turf is horrible. Portland and New England both have newer versions of FieldTurf and they play much better than ours ever did. However, neither one power washes their fields as much as we do and that is bound to impact how the turf stands up.
     
  4. Vander Decken IX

    Feb 13, 2011
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    I think the good thing about this is that it will be after the NFL season. This means that we'll be the first ones to use it.
     
  5. wheezl

    wheezl Member

    Mar 25, 2009
    Livorno, Italy
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know I am one of the biggest grass proponents on here but I'll take it :)

    Anything is better.
     
  6. Mateofelipe

    Mateofelipe Member+

    Mar 10, 2001
    Spokane, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Will it have time to take root?:rolleyes:
     
  7. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
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    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think it only takes a couple hours to take root. It is very fast growing. Well, initially, but as soon as it reaches a certain height it stops growing, never needs to be mowed, rarely needs to be watered, stays green forever, and only needs to have some antibiotic spray periodically.
     
  8. wheezl

    wheezl Member

    Mar 25, 2009
    Livorno, Italy
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If through-balls actually slow down before being chased over the end line I think it will be an improvement.
     
  9. crew2112

    crew2112 Member+

    Jan 25, 2008
    Dayton, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Is the Cascadia Cup made out of plastic? You guys sure seem to love that field turf. I know there really isn't anything you can do about it so I'll be nice. However, as a fan of a visiting team, I hope you get a chance to watch the beautiful game someday.

    It is what it is.
     
  10. gstommylee

    gstommylee Member+

    Oct 3, 2008
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Even if seattle was gonna install grass it won' t be until after UW Husky stadium is done.
     
  11. asoc

    asoc Member+

    Sep 28, 2007
    Tacoma
    I don't know, Its usually a pretty beautiful game when the Sounders play Clownbus.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neuUZdTHBCQ"]Seattle Sounders vs Columbus Crew 8-27-2011 Highlights! - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_si5gdOa9bo"]Seattle Sounders @ Columbus Crew Highlights - 9/18/10 - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FToAf84RDMk"]MatchDay 360 - USOC Final - YouTube[/ame]
     
  12. crew2112

    crew2112 Member+

    Jan 25, 2008
    Dayton, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Yes but if the goal is to simply beat the other team, you could do it on concrete. After a few more years of fast rolling through balls and high bouncing punts you will come to realize there is more to division 1 soccer than simply "winning". Ask Toronto. Of course they're still working on the winning part.
     
  13. Ajas

    Ajas Member

    Sep 23, 2009
    3eattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    I thought the grass at HDC for the MLS Cup Final made that game complete shit... I was under the impression people hated the grass at BMO. Watching CCL quarters at columbus last year was no picnic.

    Whereas you watch the way turf held up at Jeld Wen, even with heavy rain, it played as well as any grass field in the same weather.

    Our turf last year was just the worst of the worst.
     
  14. asoc

    asoc Member+

    Sep 28, 2007
    Tacoma
    Yet the Sounders played some of the best possession Soccer in the league last year.
     
  15. Wazzu Gunner

    Wazzu Gunner Member

    Mar 21, 2008
    Ballard, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Piss off
     
  16. TopDogg

    TopDogg Member

    Jan 31, 2000
    Toronto
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Baby steps. We figured we'd start with you dipshits first.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGMIyv4zPXc"]Toronto FC vs. Columbus Crew - 10/09/11 [Week 25 - Highlights] - YouTube[/ame]

    As for the thread topic, congrats to Seattle for upgrading the turf. It's not grass, but we in Toronto know what it's like to have the crappy old stuff, so this new pitch should help your team play even better next season (which is a scary thought).
     
  17. alky13

    alky13 New Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Manchester/NYC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Division 1 soccer eh? I think you need to try back when you have proper sponsorship and sell out that concrete can you call a stadium.
     
  18. Ballard

    Ballard Member

    Oct 4, 2009
    Ballard
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Trolling is never finished, alas. We've got a quota to meet here:

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    But good to hear. Hope they post pictures of the progress.
     
  20. edwardgr

    edwardgr Moderator
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    Mar 6, 2006
    Seattle
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    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's not like it needs time for the roots to set. ;)
     
  22. FuzzyForeigner

    Oct 29, 2003
    WA
    Club:
    Seattle
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    whats the turf brand?
     
  23. edwardgr

    edwardgr Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 6, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes I realize that but they still need to make sure that everything is installed properly and that there are no issues. It's not like they will just roll the stuff out and say okay we are done. They will need to test and make sure the install is good.
     
  24. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FieldTurf. Not sure which model though, but probably the latest and greatest that the Timbers have.

    I'd imagine that is part of the install process that will be completed by Feb 25. Feb 25 is most likely the "Go Live" date.
     

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