Bears, Park District Consider Artificial Turf For Soldier Field

Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by Sweets, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Sweets

    Sweets All-Pro

    Yes, it is time for major change with the Bears, out with the old, back up the trucks, fill them up and move them out, and then lay the new infill playing surface at Soldier Field. Infill, which is commonly known by brand names like FieldTurf and AstroPlay, is a cheaper, cleaner option than grass and this week, the Chicago Park District completely re-sodded Soldier Field at a cost of approximately $250,000, it was the second time in 11 weeks the field was re-sodded and for another $700,000 to $1 million on top of the $500,000, it could have replaced the grass permanently with an infill surface. And then an expensive re-sodding never would be an issue again and both sides -- the Bears and the park district -- appear willing to consider change.

    Source: Chicago Tribune
  2. DaBearsrule4ever

    DaBearsrule4ever Hall Of Famer

    I would not be shocked if Artificial Turf was put into Soldier Field. Re-sodding the field a few times every year gets old.
  3. AdiBear

    AdiBear 1st Stringer

    Hi sweets,
    It's about time,that's all I can say
  4. DaBearsrule4ever

    DaBearsrule4ever Hall Of Famer

    Ahhh, an old topic on something that I don't ever see happening.