farry80 asked in SportsFootball (American) · 1 decade ago

How do indoor stadiums have real grass?

Years ago, indoor stadiums used to have artificial turf but all stadiums now, including indoor, have natual grass. How do they do that?


oh really??? i looks so real though. also, i could've sworn that i saw dirt from their cleats. are you sure??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    This is an untrue statement, there are plenty of stadiums that use artificial grass, both indoor and outdoor. You maybe confused since modern artificial grass used now looks very similar to real grass as opposed to the carpet like look of the old "AstroTurf". Companies such as FieldTurf, Newgrass, and AstroTurf make these synthetic surfaces.

    Here is a list of North American Stadiums that use FieldTurf synthetic grass:

    Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario

    Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida

    Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri

    Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio - Pro Football Hall of Fame Game

    Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

    Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia

    Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey

    Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio

    Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington

    RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana

    Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii

    B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia

    Canad Inns Stadium in Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Frank Clair Stadium at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, Ontario

    Huskies Stadium in Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario

    King George V Park in St. John's, Newfoundland

    McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta

    Molson Stadium in Montreal, Quebec

    Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome) in Toronto, Ontario

    St. Michael's College School in Toronto, Ontario

    Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field in Regina, Saskatchewan

    National Soccer Stadium at Exhibition Place (2007) in Toronto, Ontario

    Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah

    College Stadiums:

    Abel Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska

    Al F. Caniglia Field in Omaha, Nebraska

    Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

    Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon (Replaced NexTurf after one season of use)

    Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas

    Brandenburg Field at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas

    Buchanan Family Field in Washington, D.C.

    Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin

    Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York

    Case Western Reserve University Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio

    D. Lloyd Wilson Field in Hastings, Nebraska

    Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio

    Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California

    Foster Field in Kearney, Nebraska

    Groves Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington (the surface's success at this stadium led to its selection for use at Qwest Field)

    Indian Stadium in Jonesboro, Arkansas

    Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas

    Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama

    Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia

    Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee

    Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington

    Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska (the first college-only football stadium to use FieldTurf)

    Ed Weir Track infield

    Hawks Championship Indoor Center - Nebraska Cornhuskers training facility

    Cook Pavillion - Nebraska Cornhuskers training facility and University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus recreation facility

    Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio

    O'Shaugnessy Stadium in St. Paul, Minnesota

    Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky

    Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio

    Princeton Stadium in Princeton, New Jersey

    Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas

    Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey

    Simon Field in Crete, Nebraska

    Tubby Raymond Field at University of Delaware

    Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan

    Zane Showker Field in Harrisonburg, Virginia

    There are several domed stadiums that have retractable roofs that use real grass such as Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ, Safeco Field in Seattle, WA, Miller Park in Milwakee, WI.

    THe new cardinal stadium in Glendale, AZ has both a retractable roof and retractable field. The natural grass field is on wheels and can be moved outside the stadium as not to damge the playing surface during other non football events.

    Source(s): Wiki mostly
  • 1 decade ago

    It's not natural grass..it's FieldTurf, which is made from tires, thus the black dirt. Not all stadiums have it, though. A few examples of places that don't are FedEx Field in Washington, McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Soldier Field in Chicago, and Lambeau Field in Green Bay. All of these stadiums are outdoor, by the way.

    A few examples of places that do are Ford Field in Detroit, Qwest Field in Seattle, the Metrodome in Minneapolis, The Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, and M & T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Three of these stadiums are indoor (I know, duh)

  • 1 decade ago

    Ummm... indoor stadiums don't have real grass. It is still artificial. It is a substance made with random stuff such as tures, thus the black dust. It looks like grass but its not.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Grass, like all plants, needs light. If there's a retractable roof, when it's open, the grass gets light. You can also get artificial grow lights (though this is quite expensive).

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  • 1 decade ago

    its not real grass, its an artificial turf. its more or less the same thing but instead of short carpet like the old turf they have made it to have long strands like grass. underneath is ground up rubber to provide cushion.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Interesting topic!

  • noreen
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Never really thought about that

  • 4 years ago

    This was bugging me too

  • 1 decade ago

    They use sod, and if you notice, they have retractable roofs....

  • 1 decade ago

    they have underfield water lines

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