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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.

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28 Responses to “New turf quickly installed at MetLife Stadium”
  1. bigdawg24 says: Jul 3, 2013 6:08 PM

    I wish the KC Chiefs would get new turf.

  2. sbdt says: Jul 3, 2013 6:25 PM

    Too bad the Jets can’t install new ownership & front office.

  3. fm31970 says: Jul 3, 2013 6:37 PM

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

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

  4. threefeetaway says: Jul 3, 2013 6:42 PM

    See Redskins, if you really wanted to update your field it wouldn’t take that long.

  5. ddogdaddy says: Jul 3, 2013 7:03 PM

    Maybe they can use the remnants in DC in order to create a decent field so players won’t have to play on painted dirt.

  6. jdphx says: Jul 3, 2013 7:09 PM

    You watching this Daniel Snyder???

  7. ebr362 says: Jul 3, 2013 7:14 PM

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

  8. aprilwalker2013 says: Jul 3, 2013 7:32 PM

    FedEx field is updated! They installed it about a month ago. As a true Redskins fan, I agree with you, it HAD to be done!

  9. aprilwalker2013 says: Jul 3, 2013 7:33 PM

    The Redskins had new grass field installed last month or so. Looks great!

  10. aprilwalker2013 says: Jul 3, 2013 7:34 PM

    They must have watched him! He put new field down last month!! Looks great!

  11. thraiderskin says: Jul 3, 2013 7:38 PM

    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.

  12. thisonesforpat says: Jul 3, 2013 7:46 PM

    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”.

  13. primetime666 says: Jul 3, 2013 8:44 PM

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

  14. camdenyard says: Jul 3, 2013 9:52 PM

    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.

  15. bluelifer says: Jul 3, 2013 9:52 PM

    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.

  16. kd75 says: Jul 3, 2013 9:57 PM

    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…

  17. 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.

  18. granadafan says: Jul 3, 2013 10:23 PM

    Is the new grass ice storm resistant?

  19. anygivenwednesday13 says: Jul 3, 2013 10:45 PM

    That last AH reference was bloody awful.

  20. shlort says: Jul 3, 2013 10:55 PM

    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.

  21. kd75 says: Jul 3, 2013 11:00 PM

    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.”

  22. kingcarlbanks says: Jul 4, 2013 12:41 AM

    @ebr

    remember Metlife gets twice thw usage of most stadiums. Two years is like 4 seasons..

  23. Corey Jeppesen says: Jul 4, 2013 2:09 AM

    Well, the endzones should be barely worn by February’s Super Bowl.

  24. kev86 says: Jul 4, 2013 10:23 AM

    Go Giants. Big Blue is loaded with talent.

  25. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Jul 4, 2013 10:45 AM

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

  26. vman0626 says: Jul 5, 2013 11:06 AM

    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.

  27. adammantell says: Jul 5, 2013 9:50 PM

    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.

  28. bigjoe2269 says: Jul 6, 2013 11:54 PM

    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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