There are many of my Steeler Nation brethren who believe it is long past the time for change. I’m not speaking of coordinators or head coaches or even general managers. I’m speaking of something so holy and so sacred that replacing it almost seems barbaric and sacrificial. I’m talking of course about the grass at Heinz Field.
If you go back to 1965 when the Houston Astrodome was built one thing became perfectly clear, grass was not going to grow so well indoors. Thus, the invention of ChemGrass, or “AstroTurf” as it became known was upon us. The vast majority of you Steelers’ and Pittsburgh Pirates’ fans will recall that Three Rivers Stadium also used AstroTurf as well.
When Heinz Field opened in 2001, there was much to be excited about and a large chunk of that excitement for me was the return of real, honest-to-goodness grass as the playing surface. As it turns out, maybe it wasn’t the best choice.
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