The Edmonton Soccer Dome will feature the introduction of the newest premium turf product, FieldTurf CORE into the Canadian market. Edmonton Soccer Dome is FieldTurf’s Canadian launch partner for CORE into the domestic market
Introduced in summer 2017, it has debuted at the NFL/MLS Foxboro Stadium, home of the Patriots and Revolution. Since then, FieldTurf have also installed CORE at the US National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota (official training center and home to MLS Minnesota United) as well as NCAA Division 1 Rutgers University Stadium in New Jersey, Georgia State University in Atlanta as well as another 20 locales across USA.
FieldTurf, the original inventor of infilled artificial turf more than 20 years ago, is the world’s most successful turf company with global headquarters in Montreal.
CORE is a FIFA QUALITY PRO certified product and represents the highest quality product in the market today, with close to 9 pounds of infill per square foot. The Edmonton Soccer Dome has more than 1.1 million pounds of infill.
With CORE, the independent Labosport Fibre Performance Index (FPI) test score was the highest ever achieved by any turf fiber by this FIFA Accredited laboratory. Of critical importance for soccer, the test result for the specific ‘recovery’ test (how quickly the fiber bounces back up to a vertical position so as to provide ball/fiber interaction, was the highest score ever achieved. Combined with our perfect test results of fiber durability after a 175,000 cycle lisport test, the value and long term durability of the product is perfect for Edmonton Soccer.