AUSTIN, Texas (May 1, 2009) - Austin-based sports surfacing contractor, Hellas
Construction/Sportfield LLC installed their SoftTop™ removable turf system in the
Alamodome at the end of April. This “roll-up” field was number two out of a three-field
contract with the City of San Antonio who gets the option to install a state-of-the-art field
every four years. `
“We have had great success with these roll-up fields,” says Reed J. Seaton President of Hellas, “not only does it provide a top of the line synthetic turf, but it also allows a venue to protect and store the turf when required and switch out surfaces, therefore maximizing the venues’ usage and event accommodation.” The Alamodome is a prime example as it hosts tradeshows, expos, motor sports and even the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in addition to a wide variety of sporting events. The “roll-up” turf system, allows the Alamodome the flexibility to have both state-of-the-art turf and our standard event programming which is vital to keeping the Alamodome viable,” said Jim Mery, Interim Director of the Convention, Sports and Entertainment Facilities.
After the initial installation, which took nine days, the Alamodome field can now be removed or put down in less than 72-hours.
The system in the Alamodome is similar to the new Dallas Cowboys three-in-one SoftTop fields to be installed this summer. The stadium is scheduled for completion in June of 2009 and will host Super Bowl XLV in 2011. For a preview of the new fields, specifications on the SoftTop system and the conversion capabilities, visit www.dallascowboysturf.com. About Hellas Construction, Inc. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hellas Construction is one of the largest sports and surfacing contractors in the United States. The company specializes in the general construction of sports facilities and synthetic turf installation. Current clients include the Alamodome in San Antonio, Northern Arizona University, University of Idaho, Texas Stadium and numerous stadiums across the Southwest. For more information visit www.hellasconstruction.com.
About Sportfield, LLC
Austin, Texas-based Sportfield is a product development company of synthetic turf. The company provides customized field products to the growing synthetic turf market throughout the United States. Sportfield is recognized for developing and producing turf products that feature the highest grade of playability, environmental considerations, durability and aesthetics. All of its customized products are installed and converted by Hellas Construction, also of Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.sportfield.com.
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