M&T Bank Stadium Gets New Surface

The Baltimore Ravens have installed a new Sportexe playing surface at M&T Bank Stadium, Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun reports.

"Our goal is to have the safest, most consistent playing surface in the NFL, and we believe we have it with 'Momentum 51'," Ravens president Dick Cass said.

"One of the reasons we selected 'Momentum 51' is that it plays well in a variety of competition," Roy Sommerhof, the Ravens’ vice president of stadium operations said. "It holds up with 300-pound offensive linemen digging in and with fast-moving games like lacrosse and soccer. Competing in bad weather does not slow the athletes and does not damage the field."

Hensley reports that the new surface cost $1 million dollars, and the first event will be the NCAA lacrosse championships later this month.

M&T Bank stadium isn't the only NFL stadium that received a new synthetic playing surface that would be christened by a collegiate lacrosse tournament. The New England Patriots announced in February that Gillette Stadium would receive a new FieldTurf Duraspine PRO surface, which was laid down in time for the New England Lacrosse Classic last month.

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