New turf quickly installed at MetLife Stadium

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As MetLife Stadium gets ready to host Super Bowl XLVIII, the venue has gotten a new playing surface.

Quickly.

Last Wednesday, the MetLife Stadium Instagram account posted a photo showing the first piece of turf being placed in the venue.  By Monday, it was completely in place.

Hopefully, it will be visible for most if not all of the championship game to be played there in, you know, early February.

There’s no word on what happened with the old field.  If Aaron Hernandez jerseys are getting four figures on eBay, the patch on which the butt fumble occurred could be worth a hell of a lot more than that.

28 responses to “New turf quickly installed at MetLife Stadium

  1. “There’s no word on what happened with the old field”

    Please McCaskey family, buy it and install it at Soldier Field.

  2. New turf after two seasons for a 1.5 billion dollar stadium…….gotta make ya say hmmmmm.

  3. When I read the headline, I immediately pictured everyone of the PFT commentators looking in the direction of Washington, at the same time… damn you people.

  4. I’ll bet you if Mike Shanahan didn’t notice RGIII losing his knee, he probably didn’t notice the bad turf, either.

    Because he’s “The Mastermind”.

  5. worst “NEW” stadium I’ve ever set foot in… the Super Bowl there will be a disaster

  6. I hope it’s 5 degrees for the Super Bowl. Joe Flacco has already proven he can throw effectively in cold weather…without a glove.

  7. Oh man im so excited, count on the giants on hosting at least one home playoff game in our bid to host the Superbowl. Its gonna be a fun season.

  8. An inanimate object has an instagram account?

    Am I the only one to see the irony in that?

    Buildings are tweeting now…! Someone call the Avengers or something. We can’t have this happening.

    If MetLife Stadium becomes self actualized, he’s going to head straight to 42nd and Lexington and pick a fight with the MetLife Building for bragging rights.

    And they we are all screwed…

  9. @ primetime,

    You say it is the worst “new” stadium, but I don’t know if I agree. It is the most expensive stadium ever built. It was mandated that the stadium construction must use around 40,000 tons of recycled steel, recycle 20,000 tons of steel from Giants Stadium, and install seating made from recycled plastic and scrap iron. You are mandated to use recycled materials and it still cost 1.6 billion? Really? Factor in the PSL fees, the $20 parking fee, and the cost of the tickets, and that is a pretty hefty burden on the ticket holders. Metlife stadium cost close to 1/3 of a billion more than the Cowboys stadium, and the Cowboys stadium is much nicer, IMO, has 20,000 more seats, and has that awesome jumbotron.

    And all you heard from the haters and the press was how Cowboy stadium was a symbol of Jones’ greed and gluttony (even though it was the taxpayers of Arlington who approved the building of the stadium). This was the same for the taxpayers with regards to Metlife stadium. Funny, I didn’t hear the press or the haters bashing the Mara’s or Woody Johnson for this ridiculously expensive stadium that has no roof or pricey jumbotron.

  10. Is it the new turf that resists ice and snow?

    This SB is going to be a disaster. If the NFL is lucky enough to get decent weather, it will be a miracle.

    People griped about Super Bowls in cold weather cities when the games were played in domes. Nothing like freezing your behind off in northern New Jersey in February watching the big game live.

  11. Tug McGraw’s first ever start in the Houston Astrodome:

    “Tug, What do you think about this Astroturf versus real grass?”

    “I dunno. I never smoked no Astroturf.”

  12. I’m looking forward to Darrell Revis tearing up his knee again on this stuff…

  13. jsrdc says:
    Jul 3, 2013 10:01 PM
    @ primetime,

    You say it is the worst “new” stadium, but I don’t know if I agree. It is the most expensive stadium ever built. It was mandated that the stadium construction must use around 40,000 tons of recycled steel, recycle 20,000 tons of steel from Giants Stadium, and install seating made from recycled plastic and scrap iron. You are mandated to use recycled materials and it still cost 1.6 billion? Really? Factor in the PSL fees, the $20 parking fee, and the cost of the tickets, and that is a pretty hefty burden on the ticket holders. Metlife stadium cost close to 1/3 of a billion more than the Cowboys stadium, and the Cowboys stadium is much nicer, IMO, has 20,000 more seats, and has that awesome jumbotron.

    And all you heard from the haters and the press was how Cowboy stadium was a symbol of Jones’ greed and gluttony (even though it was the taxpayers of Arlington who approved the building of the stadium). This was the same for the taxpayers with regards to Metlife stadium. Funny, I didn’t hear the press or the haters bashing the Mara’s or Woody Johnson for this ridiculously expensive stadium that has no roof or pricey jumbotron.

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    the reason for $ discrepancy is that north jersey is as expensive as anywhere in the usa. plus the fact nj is a union state which had to use union employees to build the stadium. texas used illegals to build much of their stadium. while this may annoy people to read, it is the truth. so accept it, deal with reality, and move on.

  14. To the people saying the Metlife superbowl will be a disaster because of the cold…..ITS FOOTBALL! buy a jacket! Its not like you can afford to go to the game anyway, so why do you care?! enjoy the game as it was meant to be, NOT in a dome and in the elements.

  15. As a Jets fan I hate it – the stadium is ugly gray and boring – but as far as playing the superbowl in cold weather – gimme a break they play the playoff games right before in the same if not worse weather

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