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    That's really pathetic and embarrassing. Hopefully we don't use the same crappy company again. No wonder they went bankrupt.

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    I think any removable turf is going to have issues like this especially at the end of it's life span which they indicated was 10 years. That was probably based on typical seasons. Which NDSU has played almost 2 additional seasons on it just with playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1998braves64 View Post
    I think any removable turf is going to have issues like this especially at the end of it's life span which they indicated was 10 years. That was probably based on typical seasons. Which NDSU has played almost 2 additional seasons on it just with playoffs.

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    Well when you are guaranteed only 6 home games per year, a 10 year life span would be 60 games. There have been 21 playoff games on this turf, so over 3 “regular season” years out on it. There have been 63 games played on this turf. Not surprised that it will soon be in need of an upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bison03 View Post
    Well when you are guaranteed only 6 home games per year, a 10 year life span would be 60 games. There have been 21 playoff games on this turf, so over 3 “regular season” years out on it. There have been 63 games played on this turf. Not surprised that it will soon be in need of an upgrade.
    Don't forget about high school games as well. A couple of softball games a few practices before we had the bubble etc.

    Don't know how the field turf guys figured life expectancy either. All I've heard is 10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1998braves64 View Post
    Don't forget about high school games as well. A couple of softball games a few practices before we had the bubble etc.

    Don't know how the field turf guys figured life expectancy either. All I've heard is 10 years.

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    Wrestling mats put on top of turf for the tourneys. Fan days are held on the turf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imabison View Post
    Wrestling mats put on top of turf for the tourneys. Fan days are held on the turf.
    The turf they use for football games isn't the turf they have out there for when we (USA Wrestling) run the Junior Nationals in Fargo. They use the older turf. BTW, did that older turf ever had issues with its lines while it aged?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Moen View Post
    The turf they use for football games isn't the turf they have out there for when we (USA Wrestling) run the Junior Nationals in Fargo. They use the older turf. BTW, did that older turf ever had issues with its lines while it aged?
    Oh they were putting mats over the football turf for a event I saw so figured they left it for the usa also guess not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Moen View Post
    The turf they use for football games isn't the turf they have out there for when we (USA Wrestling) run the Junior Nationals in Fargo. They use the older turf. BTW, did that older turf ever had issues with its lines while it aged?
    No it is so stiff it would probably last 100 years. I remember walking on it and it felt like I was walking on a sponge. It blows my mind teams used to actually play on that stuff and it is so ugly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Moen View Post
    The turf they use for football games isn't the turf they have out there for when we (USA Wrestling) run the Junior Nationals in Fargo. They use the older turf. BTW, did that older turf ever had issues with its lines while it aged?
    Yours and the ND HS state wrestling tourney use the rolls of the old turf, I call it the scotchbrite turf. The Rumble on the Red wrestling tourney that takes places after Xmas generally uses the current turf, as it’s usually out for football right before Xmas anyways.

    Not sure if the old stuff ever had issues, but it was a lot lighter and a simpler design so maybe it faired better? Aside from having the texture of a pot scrubber that is...

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    As a suggestion, there are spots in the end zone of the dome where you can't see the full scoreboard or the corner boards either. It would be super nice if NDSU could show the time, score, down and distance (maybe?) on the TV's that are on the back of the big scoreboards so we could see how much times left in the game.

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