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    I kinda wish we could have ordered small chunks....


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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Slab_of_Bacon View Post
    I kinda wish we could have ordered small chunks....
    get your buddies together and split up a big chunk
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    Quote Originally Posted by bottlebass View Post
    get your buddies together and split up a big chunk
    I'm really used to just giving people money to do things....

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    I wonder what happened to the last couple fields? Seems like some low income high school could have benefited from receiving a free field. Especially the Vikings/Gophers field, since it didn't have logos...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tato2001 View Post
    Serious question:

    Is anybody familiar enough with this stuff to know if it would be a viable alternative to the artificial grass some folks are getting on their lawns (can you cut it easily, would I need to remove topsoil first, etc.)?

    I have a small back yard and the %^&$ dog destroys it every year. I'm done repairing it every spring.
    Each blade is about 10” long and has about 8” of base within the “structure”. So, no.

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    the other day, on ryan burns podcast, he said that he vikings ripped up the heating coils when they were done using the stadium. Can anyone confirm this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by t-docious View Post
    the other day, on ryan burns podcast, he said that he vikings ripped up the heating coils when they were done using the stadium. Can anyone confirm this?
    He's mistaken. The coils are still there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Slab_of_Bacon View Post
    I'm really used to just giving people money to do things....
    For $500, I'll get you a small piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highwayman View Post
    Each blade is about 10” long and has about 8” of base within the “structure”. So, no.

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    Yeah, the whole artificial grass thing is just an idea that's been kicking around in my head. After seeing this post I did a little googling, and there's significantly more to it than simply prepping a base and putting it down. Not to mention you want to get the right product for the specific application which field turf obviously isn't as you point out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highwayman View Post
    Each blade is about 10” long and has about 8” of base within the “structure”. So, no.

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    The sales pitch in that link doesn’t jibe with the field being replaced for the third time in 5 years. Anyone know why they’re renovating so soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tato2001 View Post
    Yeah, the whole artificial grass thing is just an idea that's been kicking around in my head. After seeing this post I did a little googling, and there's significantly more to it than simply prepping a base and putting it down. Not to mention you want to get the right product for the specific application which field turf obviously isn't as you point out.
    I saw some of that artificial lawn a couple of weeks ago in San Diego. It looks real nice and much better than rocks and gravel. It was rolled out like sod, about 2” high with a black backing.

    I would think that putting 8 inches of sand in place of the rubber infill would give you the same 2” grass height. The sand would be much harder, but I suspect that you are not going to be playing tackle football on it. It would be a lot of work, but it should last for a long time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by umnhcky View Post
    Spoke with the stadium manager last week. Maroon end zones. I don't know if the Minnesota will be in the old typeface or match the new indoor field (didn't think about asking that question).

    It will essentially be the same as it was originally just with updated B1G and TCF Bank Stadium logos.
    Glad to hear. Hope it matches the practice facility. If I remember the original turf it was maroon, gold letters with a white outline. Looks better without the white outline imo

    Would be nice if they can get the state in there as well but also need to get the B1G and TCF logos.

    Finally love the maroon around the entire white sideline in the practice facility and hope it carries over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highwayman View Post
    Each blade is about 10” long and has about 8” of base within the “structure”. So, no.

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    Are you certain? I have neighbors who are using field turf like materials to cover their back or side yards. This is in the city where houses are very close. Maybe they dug it down so it could fit height-wise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Slab_of_Bacon View Post
    I don't think so.

    This stuff has to be anchored properly and still maintained / has a shelf life.... and those black rubber bits get EVERYWHERE.
    To me this sounds like a mess waiting to happen if you do it. I can't imagine dealing with all those rubber bits.

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