facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Steelers to stick with natural grass

Feb. 11, 2008 at 3:38 PM   |   Comments

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers confirmed Monday they will stick with "natural grass" at Heinz Field next season.

"The majority of our players have told us that they prefer natural grass to any artificial surface," club President Art Rooney II told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Monday, "and grass is also the preference of our coaches and athletic staff. We also discussed this with the University of Pittsburgh officials to make sure everyone is comfortable moving forward."

U of P Athletic Director Steve Pederson added: "We have had in-depth conversations about the playing surface at Heinz Field since the completion of the season. After that review, we all agreed that we are committed to a natural grass surface. We appreciate the great job the staff at Heinz Field has done to have the field ready for our games."

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
A's get it Dunn against Mariners
2
Extra Points: Officials may be story in Seattle again
3
Cubs deal fading Brewers sixth straight loss
4
Giants top Rockies in conclusion of suspended game
5
Holliday lifts Cardinals past Pirates
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback