Northeastern University’s FieldTurf surface gets FIFA 2-Star Certification

Northeastern University’s FieldTurf Duraspine PRO surface at Parsons Field in Boston, Massachusetts has earned FIFA Recommended 2-Star status.

The new certification marks the second FieldTurf Duraspine PRO FIFA 2-Star certified field in Massachusetts. Home to the Northeastern Huskies of NCAA soccer, Parsons Field has been designed specifically to mirror the playing characteristics of professional soccer.

The FIFA Recommended 2-Star designation is the highest synthetic turf rating from FIFA and is issued after various tests are performed by a FIFA-approved testing agent. FIFA final round competitions and top UEFA competitions have the FIFA Recommended 2-Star in their respective competition regulations.

FieldTurf Tarkett, a Canadian sports surfacing company, makes and installs FieldTurf. It is an infill-based artificial turf made of ground rubber, synthetic fibers of polyethylene and polypropylene and sand. FieldTurf can be found on football, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, and rugby fields in more than 45 countries. The fibres are meant to replicate blades of grass, while the infill acts as a cushion improving safety.

FieldTurf synthetic turf offers a lot of benefits to its users such as reduced water consumption, the elimination of fertilizer and pesticides, durability and drainage and a product that looks and feels real. The positive environmental impact of FieldTurf provides the added benefit of LEED building contributions.

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