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UBU Sports®, the premier manufacturer and supplier of synthetic turf systems that optimize performance and improve safety, is once again supporting the Super Bowl as the Carolina Panthers faced the Denver Broncos on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers.

Oregon-based Maumee Bay Turf is part of the UBU sports group that applied the turf on the practice field this year.

“Our UBU Sports group installed the synthetic turf practice field at Levi Stadium in San Francisco,” Brad Morrison, co-owner of Maumee Bay Turf, emailed The Press. “This would be the fourth year in a row for us having involvement in the Super Bowl, having installed the synthetic turf in 2013 at the Superdome, 2014 at Met Life Stadium, 2015 as the practice field at Arizona Cardinal Stadium and this year’s practice field at Levi Stadium.”

UBU Sports’ synthetic turf system is installed on the 49ers practice field directly adjacent to the stadium where numerous activities supporting the big game will take place.

A Maumee Bay Turf employee, working with the UBU sports group, helps with the application of turf on the prac-
tice field at Levi’s Stadium in San Fransisco.

This is the fourth straight Super Bowl UBU Sports has been a part of. Last year at Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium, the adjacent practice field that features a UBU Sports synthetic turfsystem was utilized for a variety of activities. In 2014, Super Bowl XLVIII was played on a UBU Sports synthetic turf system at MetLife Stadium, and the previous year, Super Bowl XLVII was played at the Mercedez-Benz Superdome, which is home to UBU Sports’ Speed S5-M synthetic turf surface. And next year, it will be five years in a row as the Super Bowl heads to Houston. UBU Sports also surfacesthe practice field for the Houston Texans.

“It’s an honor to be involved with the biggest sporting event in the world, be it directly or indirectly,” says UBU Sports CEO Mark Nicholls. “We take tremendous pride in scientifically engineering the most advanced synthetic turf systems available today, and it’s very rewarding seeing those systems not only supporting so many NFL franchises, but the Super Bowl as well.”

UBU Sports is a leading brand of synthetic turf surfaces for use in a variety of sporting events, including football, baseball, field hockey, soccer, rugby, and lacrosse. UBU Sports’ fields serve as ground gear for teams ranging from professional franchises (e.g. New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, New York Jets and New York Giants), collegiate and major indoor arena leagues to local high schools and municipalities. UBU Sports incorporates science and technology into each surface they provide, creating the ultimate ground gear for athletes.



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