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By: Billy Riccette
The New York Jets will have a new playing surface starting in the 2023 season. A new playing surface, a FieldTurf Core system, has been installed at MetLife Stadium.
A new playing surface has been installed at MetLife Stadium. The #Giants + #Jets will now play on a FieldTurf CORE system, which is the first multi-layer dual-polymer monofilament fiber.
The heavyweight infill design is supposed to deliver a “lower incidence of total injuries.”
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) March 30, 2023
“The heavyweight infill design claims to deliver a lower incidence of total injuries compared to various infill weights,” wrote ESPN’s Giants writer Jordan Raanan. “The performance and durability of the surface are backed by multiple independent certified sources and was tested to 200,000 cycles on the fiber wear test by Penn State’s Center for Sports Surface Research.”
No grass yet at MetLife Stadium, but it could still happen down the line. Giants owner John Mara said this week at the owners’ meetings that he hoped the stadium will eventually convert to either grass or a hybrid field.
“The sticking point with grass has long been its ability to hold up under the Northeast climate and heavy usage of MetLife Stadium,” wrote Raanan. “Several Giants players publicly expressed their desire to change to natural grass, including former team captain Julian Love, who said ‘the stats have shown we are on one of the worst fields in the league.’”
At least for now, the Jets will have a better field to play on in what could be a very fun season.
Originally posted on Jets Wire