Los Angeles, CA (Jan 6, 2023) – The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs will take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the College Football National Championship Playoff game January 9, 2023, hosted at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
SoFi stadium features a top of the line synthetic turf system installed by Hellas that includes Matrix Helix® synthetic turf, a Cushdrain® pad and RealFill® infill. Matrix Helix turf has cork screw shaped fibers with shape memory technology. The engineered shape of Matrix Helix does not mat over so it provides a stable and secure playing surface for athletes while preventing infill migration and “splash out.”
Cushdrain is an elastic pad paved into place under the turf that absorbs shock and improves the field’s drainage holding it’s form and position over 3-4 lifecycles of synthetic turf.
The infill used at SoFi stadium is RealFill—a natural product designed to resemble a natural grass playing surface more closely while also being environmentally sourced and manufactured.
The Hellas turf system at SoFi stadium is the same turf system installed at the TCU football indoor practice facility.
TCU Associate Athletics Director for Football Anthony Crespino says, “Our coaching staff and student athletes are excited to have the best synthetic turf system available in our multi-purpose indoor facility.”
Several Big 12 institutions including Baylor, Kansas, and Iowa State University all have Matrix Helix turf at their practice or game facilities on campus. Matrix Helix synthetic turf is used by eleven NFL teams at their game field or practice facilities including the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams.
About Hellas Construction- Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hellas Construction is America’s largest sports contractor specializing in the manufacturing, construction, and installation of sports surfaces and amenities. Along with hundreds of K-12 and collegiate facilities, Hellas has built NFL fields and practice fields from coast to coast for teams including Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, Tennessee Titans, Washington Commanders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, and Green Bay Packers. For more information visit http://www.hellasconstruction.com.
About The TCU Horned Frogs – The Horned Frogs are the athletic teams that represent Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. For more information visit www.tcu.edu/
About SoFi Stadium – Located in Los Angeles CA, SoFi stadium is home to two NFL teams, the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers. For more information visit www.sofistadium.com/