AirDrain under the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl January 1st 2011 Hosting the Oklahoma Sooners!
For the second time in four years, the Oklahoma Sooners are headed to play on the AirField System in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl January 1st, 2011 Live on ESPN at 8:30 EST.
On January 1st, 2011 the Oklahoma Sooners will play their second BCS Tostitos Fiesta Bowl game in 4 years at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The natural grass playing field at Phoenix Stadium is home to the number one ranked natural grass football field in the country since 2006. According to the National Football League Players Association.
Tim Peterson, field manager for the Arizona Cardinals, host of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, attributes much of the field’s success to AirField’s subsurface drainage system. The AirField System is manufactured in the USA with 100% recycled synthetic materials and helps purchasers qualify for LEED certification.
When Tim Peterson was given the task to determine the best system for the harsh desert like conditions of Arizona he began an intense 6 month study of the top 20 drainage systems in the country. At the conclusion AirField was the clear choice.
One of the reasons the Arizona Cardinals chose AirField was the AirDrain’s ability to capture and hold water longer than the other drainage systems in the study creating an all around better field turf. A research project by the University of Texas A&M in partnership with the USGA concluded the AirField System. Holds up to 3 more days of plant available water, than the USGA gravel drainage method. Tim Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals remarked “They learned what we already knew.”
Not only does the AirField System hold up to 3 more days of plant available water. And create an almost perfect perched water table. It also has the ability to route storm water to an on or off site detention facility. There the storm water can be held for later use on the field turf and/or on surrounding landscaping. With appropriate design, installation and construction an AirField System can help create an environmentally friendly self sustaining site.
It also defines the basic components of the system, explains it’s sustainable attributes and reviews case studies revealing what makes the AirField System the number one choice for architects and engineers all across America.