“I am constantly astounded by the way our Desso GrassMaster-field performs. (...) Winning these two prestigious awards only confirms what I already knew.”
Ross Kurcab, Turf Manager Denver Broncos Football Club & Certified Sport Field Manager
The STMA, the Sports Turf Managers Association, presents an annual award for the best sports fields in the USA. This award is especially prized because the professionals, namely the stadium managers, judge each other’s fields. The Desso GrassMaster of the Denver Broncos has won this prestigious award and was pronounced the best professional field in America.
The turf of Mile High Stadium, home to NFL-club Denver Broncos won both in the category "best field for professional American football" and "best field for professional football". This is the first time since the award began that the same field is selected in 2 different categories.
Ross Kurcab has over 20 years of experience as turf manager at the Broncos and has won many awards for his work in Denver. "I am constantly astounded by the way our Desso GrassMaster-field performs. And already for many years. Winning these two prestigious awards only confirms what I already knew. This field is perfectly able to handle the incredibly busy schedule of 2 to 3 sports clubs, concerts and all kinds of events. In addition it also performs fantastically at the end of the year for NFL football. It is truly a grass miracle!"
The Desso GrassMaster-field is used for American football but also for soccer, baseball, lacrosse, conventions and concerts.
Other NFL-top clubs like Green Bay Packers also play on this hybrid natural grass system. The Lambeau Field of the Packers has also been granted the STMA award for "best field for professional American football".
Images courtesy of Ross Kurcab, Denver Broncos, Invesco Field at Mile High