Steelers Will Continue to Play on Grass at Heinz Field

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Steelers Will Continue to Play on Grass at Heinz Field

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PITTSBURGH ― The Steelers will continue to play their home games on natural grass at Heinz Field, the team announced today.

After reviewing a variety of natural and artificial playing surfaces, the Steelers and Heinz Field management have decided to maintain natural grass at the stadium for the foreseeable future.

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

Heinz Field opened in 2001 with natural grass and switched to DD GrassMaster ― a 97 percent natural grass surface and root system stabilized by synthetic fibers ― in 2003.

The Steelers home record since moving to the home field grass at Heinz Field is 41-14-1.

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