Getting Ready for Fall Football
Here in the south we take our college football very seriously. At CFP Sod we take sod just as seriously! We know that football programs pour in millions of dollars to keep their facilities at a top notch level and that got us wondering: “What kinds of grass are our favorite SEC football teams using on their fields?” Let’s take a look at a few and see the types of sod being maintained this summer in preparation for the gridiron action this fall!
Fields Only Fans Could Love
Tifway 419 is a Bermuda grass variety developed in the 1960s by former USDA turfgrass breeder Glenn Burton in Tifton Georgia! It’s most often used on golf course and athletic fields. Tifway 419 currently covers the field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, home of the Georgia Bulldogs football team.
For Alabama fans, Bryant-Denny’s playing surface is made up of Tifway 419 Bermuda grass.
At Jordan-Hare Stadium the Auburn Tigers play on Tifway. However, the manager of all the varsity sports fields on campus, said that while Tifway is the standard-setter in sports turf, Auburn is looking for other varieties.
Neyland Stadium uses Tifway 419 Bermuda, which is common for an SEC school. However, UT players have been suffering from an above-average number of injuries. As a result, field lamps have been used to help the photosynthesis process for the turf – let’s see if it pays off this year.
Newly renamed “Steve Spurrier – Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium” was prepped with Tifway 419 Bermuda, but now uses Celebration Bermuda. Conditions in “The Swamp” demanded a change to Celebration Bermuda. Celebration requires less mowing than typical bermuda varieties. Celebration also has tough runners, rhizomes, and deep roots which provide excellent sod strength, wearability, and improved drought tolerance.
Celebration Bermuda is the sod that head coach Les Miles can be seen nibbling on from time to time in Tiger Stadium.
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So while a few schools in the SEC like to use the Tifway 419 Bermuda Turf Grass, others like to use Celebration Bermuda. However, every team blends and manicures their football field for a unique look and playing surface. Now is a great time to start talking about getting your yard ready for backyard football action. Call the pros at CFP Sod. We’ll make the entire process easy and your East Cobb yard look great!
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CFP Sod – Get Your “Football Field Turf” Ready for Fall