Montana State University Upgrades to FieldTurf for Bobcat Stadium

Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:01pm EDT

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BOZEMAN, Mont., June 23, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Montana State University
Bobcats have selected FieldTurf for Bobcat Stadium. This announcement was
jointly made by FieldTurf Tarkett CEO Joe Fields and Montana State University
Athletic Director Peter Fields. The Bobcats, who have been playing on a natural
grass surface since 1893 at their old stadium and the current Bobcat Stadium,
will have FieldTurf installed in time for the 2008 season.

Montana State becomes the second school in the Big Sky Conference to have
FieldTurf installed on campus. The Portland State Vikings opted for FieldTurf in
1998 and again in 2007.

"FieldTurf is a leader in the industry, and we're excited about this choice,"
said Montana State University Athletic Director, Peter Fields. "Of the 32 teams
in the National Football League, 21 play and/or practice on FieldTurf, and of
the teams in the six BCS conferences, over 50 have FieldTurf. Adding FieldTurf
changes the complexion of our Stadium and improves the opportunity to compete
for our student-athletes."

"This is the second time in the last two years I've been involved in this
process, and in examining different turf options at both Drake and Montana
State, I believe that FieldTurf is the unquestioned leader in the synthetic turf
industry," stated Montana State head football coach Rob Ash. "Its playability
and safety make it the standard bearer, and it will give our student-athletes
the best possible opportunity to succeed."

"We couldn't be happier that Montana State has put their faith in our product
and our company," said FieldTurf Tarkett CEO Joe Fields. "With over 100
FieldTurf installations throughout the NCAA, we are confident that the Bobcats,
their coaching staff, the administration, and the fans will come to love this
FieldTurf surface. We realize that this field at Bobcat Stadium is one of the
few synthetic turf installations in Montana and we are positive that
organizations across the state will be pleased with what they see at Bobcat
Stadium for years to come."

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