UBU Sports®, the premier provider of synthetic turf systems that optimize performance and maximize player safety, is proud to announce that it has completed installation of its Speed Series S5-M synthetic turf system at NRG Stadium, home to the Houston Texans and the site of Super Bowl LI on February 5, 2017.
“It is an honor to work with the representatives from the Texans, NRG Park and SMG,” said Mark Nicholls, CEO of UBU Sports. “Throughout the process it was self-evident that there would be no cutting corners, they wanted only the best. They were relentlessly focused on ensuring a field that was worthy of the Texans brand, NRG Park, the players and the Texans fans. Ensuring optimum player performance and maximum player safety was clearly the only thing that mattered in the selection process.”
The Texans are the sixth NFL team to trust their stadium playing surface needs to UBU Sports, joining the New York Giants and New York Jets (MetLife Stadium), Cincinnati Bengals (Paul Brown Stadium), New Orleans Saints (Mercedes-Benz Superdome) and Minnesota Vikings (U.S. Bank Stadium). UBU Sports synthetic turf is also the practice surface for the Texans, Vikings, Saints, Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills and Chicago Bears.
“We take tremendous pride in everything we do – from product engineering to installation and customer service – and that commitment to excellence has resonated with many NFL teams,” said Nicholls. “We’re thrilled the Houston Texans recognize the importance of providing its players with the best performing and safest playing surface available, while giving its fans a field worthy of the Texans franchise.”
The scientifically advanced Speed Series S5-M synthetic turf system features Harmony slit-film fiber and a mixture of resilient particles and sand infill that ensures a fast, safe and durable playing surface. The Speed Series incorporates ISO Grid fiber spacing ensuring consistent playability throughout the field, and features a dynamic multiple layer ARMOURWEAVE™ backing system that ensures dimensional stability and long-lasting seams. The field also features an exclusive 23-millimeter elastic layer pad for improved athlete safety and performance, as well as the UBU 4K™ coloration to optimize aesthetics and broadcast imaging. Both end zones and midfield logo will feature the UBU RAP (Removable Active Panels) system, which allows these areas to be easily removed and changed out for additional NRG Stadium events.
UBU Sports is a leading brand of synthetic turf surfaces for use in a variety of sporting events, including football, baseball, field hockey, soccer, rugby and lacrosse. UBU Sports’ fields serve as Ground Gear for Athletes with teams ranging from professional franchises, collegiate and major indoor arena leagues to local high schools and municipalities. UBU Sports incorporates science and technology into each surface providing the ultimate Ground Gear for Athletes.