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Winnipeg Blue Bombers replacing playing surface with cooling effect artificial turf

Team will have new synthetic surface ready for 2024 season opener

January 18, 2024  By Turf & Rec

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be swapping out their playing surface in time for the coming Canadian Football League season.

The team will be installing Field Turf Vertex – Core 1 at IG Field, partnering with FieldTurf for the artificial turf upgrade. The type of surface is known for its infill which helps to reduce summer heat buildup.

The existing turf is 11 years old. Turf replacement is scheduled to be completed in May.

IG Field is the host site for the 2025 Grey Cup.

This article is part of the Technology Week.

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