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Old 11-29-2004   #1
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I read that Mason was complaining about the turf, was it that bad and are they going to do anything about it before the colts game?
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Whenever the Texans are ready to go ahead and admit that the grass trays aren't working out like they'd planned I'm ready to see the new Field Turf system. The field is the only thing at Reliant Stadium that's less than perfect.

It was a really good attempt IMO. They did everything humanly possible to try and put a real grass field in there and the fact that it's not working very well is no reflection on the work they've done. It's not meant to be so it's time to move on.
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I love having real turf in Reliant. But it almost seems that before the games, they water the thing down like crazy. By the 3rd quarter, it was all chewed up in the middle of the field.
Does this mean Field Turf in the near future? I hope not...but its not a bad thing. Less upkeep, less cost.
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I saw a lot of players slipping in this game and the Packer game. Probably not a good sign.
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I hate to admit this, but the grass is just not working in Reliant Stadium. The south end of the field never receives any sunlight at all. The field always looks bare and brown.

The only way to keep the grass trays would be to rotate them with another field outside of Reliant Stadium after each game. Otherwise, Field Turf seems to be the only solution if you want a good looking field.
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Of course, look at cold weather fields. They can be worse than Reliant's. I am not an advocate of any kind of plastic grass. I'd rather keep the trays. We've had them three years and they work. Perhaps not the best. Perhaps not the worst.
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I love having real turf in Reliant. But it almost seems that before the games, they water the thing down like crazy. By the 3rd quarter, it was all chewed up in the middle of the field.
Does this mean Field Turf in the near future? I hope not...but its not a bad thing. Less upkeep, less cost.
Qwest Field in Seattle has had Field Turf from Day 1; the players like it a lot...
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Well, the field will get even more chewed up this evening when Houston hosts Louisiana Tech tonight.
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The tray system didn't work well in the Meadowlands either. The Field turf they installed last year has worked out really well. The players love it.
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Well, the field will get even more chewed up this evening when Houston hosts Louisiana Tech tonight.
Actually, it will be the Rice Owls taking on Louisiana Tech this evening. That game was moved to Monday so the filed would not be chewed up for the Titan game.
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