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    Good solid natural grass field>turf...because there is more forgiveness. But, that isn't what the Steelers have...they have a mud pit which slows them down and IMO is more of an injury risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    Yes, I agree. Having a muddy field on a sunny, perfectly fine autumn day is not the most best way to represent a model NFL franchise.
    I'm not really concerned about this aspect of it. I like other teams dreading to play at Heinz field. IMO, it adds to the mystique of the Steelers nastiness. I am however concerned about neutralizing our speed and having a field with too much give which imo can also be an injury risk. The research on turf does change my mind a bit about the solution however. The solution lies in not sharing the field with anyone else during the season. Is that a possibility? Probably not, as I am assuming it's either a tax issue or a cash cow issue. Money always wins.
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    Leave the field as is. Other teams don't like playing on it? Tough. It's called "home-field advantage."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    Good solid natural grass field>turf...because there is more forgiveness. But, that isn't what the Steelers have...they have a mud pit which slows them down and IMO is more of an injury risk.
    Yes to this. Natural grass is much better, but when the roots of the grass can't hold and it pulls loose it hurts the direction we are going with more speed on both sides of the ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    It isn't sharing the field with Pitt that causes the problem...it's the weekend hosting the WPIAL games...

    They will continue to share and to have natural grass...
    Those are the championship games only, and all 4 of them take place on the same weekend in November. And then the field is re-sodded before the next Steeler game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 8467thekraken View Post
    E. & A.-Stop sharing the field so much and let it be.
    I may be wrong, but I thought that sharing the field was part of getting public financing for the stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    I may be wrong, but I thought that sharing the field was part of getting public financing for the stadium.
    it was! However, it is sort of a "Catch-22" because you could actually share it more if it wasn't natural grass and was Field Turf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Yes to this. Natural grass is much better, but when the roots of the grass can't hold and it pulls loose it hurts the direction we are going with more speed on both sides of the ball.

    i dont see them spending all that money because 2 fast players were drafted, one that might not even be a factor
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    Natural or artificial ?

    I'll go all natural all day every day.

    Cause silicone parts are made for toys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidkid View Post
    i dont see them spending all that money because 2 fast players were drafted, one that might not even be a factor
    I think 3 fast players were drafted, and a couple more fast free agents were added...might be enough to make a difference...if the sorry field doesn't take that advantage away.

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