|NFL's Gillette Stadium Appoints Brock International for Venue Maintenance|
|Stadia / Venues /Arena infrastructure|
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 14:36
Gillette Stadium, home of the NFL’s New England Patriots, has selected Brock International to provide the shock pad and drainage layer used underneath its new synthetic turf surface in the Dana-Farber Field House.
“The management group at Gillette Stadium is who they are because they make great decisions,” said field consultant Patrick Maguire of Activitas. “They have done it again by choosing a durable and time-tested turf product and installing Brock PowerBase, which signals that the long term comfort and protection of their athletes continues to be a top priority. A solid foundation is critical to the success of any venture and the added performance and sustained resilience that Brock provides will make this a top quality field for years to come.”
The Dana-Farber Field House is the stadium’s indoor practice facility, hosting practices for the Patriots, the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer, Revolution Academy youth teams and the Patriots Cheerleaders. FieldTurf is providing the new multi-purpose synthetic turf field.
Research firm BioMechanica, LLC studied the estimated risk of head injury on synthetic turf surfaces with Brock underlayment and found the product reduces the likelihood of traumatic brain injury by up to 50% compared to typical synthetic turf over a stone base, provides the same G-Max and playability as a pristine natural grass field and mitigates field hardening over time. In evaluating Head Injury Criteria (HIC), also known as critical fall height, Sports Labs LLC found that Brock PowerBase offered significant improvement in HIC when compared to a turf field that featured a stone base.