AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hellas Construction was selected this year by Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation (HCSCC) to install a new Matrix® Turf field at NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Texans football team and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™.
The three-year deal gives the stadium a new synthetic turf field each year prior to the National Football League (NFL) Season. After the conclusion of each NFL Season, Hellas will donate the removed artificial turf to a non-profit organization chosen by a committee made up of representatives from HCSCC, SMG, the Texans, and Hellas. The committee will establish the criteria for awarding the donated turf, settling on a selected candidate around October 31st each year.
Kevin Hoffman, Executive Director, Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation said, "We're excited that Hellas Construction shares HCSCC's commitment to empowering our local youth by donating safe and reliable playing surfaces to schools and non-profit organizations in Harris County."
Greg Grissom, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Houston Texans said, "The Texans are proud to name Hellas Construction as its Preferred Turf Provider and to have the opportunity to play on its Matrix Turf on our home field."
The selected turf is Hellas' Matrix® Turf with Helix Technology, which consists of twisted fibers of two different blade sizes and colors that bounces back quickly after use, enhancing playability and preventing "splash out" of the infill material. Hellas will manufacture and install 97,000 sq. ft. of synthetic turf for the Texans' NFL field. Because the turf field hosts a variety of games for colleges and high schools, the logos and end zones will be painted, so they can be easily changed for each game situation.
"We are excited to work with the Texans, HCSCC and their management company SMG on the turf for the Texan's home field," Hellas President and CEO Reed J. Seaton said. "HCSCC, SMG and the Texans organization do a lot for the Houston area communities," he said. "We are very excited to be the Preferred Turf Provider of the Texans."
NRG Stadium, is managed by SMG and owned by Harris County. NRG Stadium has been the home stadium of the Houston Texans since inception in 2002. The multi-purpose stadium holds about 72,000 people during sporting events and host over 500 special events and activities each year. The Texans are co-tenants of the stadium with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
About Hellas Construction, Inc. is one of the largest sports construction contractors in the United States, headquartered in Austin, TX. While specializing in the general construction of sports facilities and synthetic surfaces, Hellas also champions innovative artificial turf manufacturing, base construction, field, track and tennis planning, installation, and maintenance. To learn more about Hellas Construction, visit hellasconstruction.com.
About the Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation (HCSCC) a component of Harris County, Texas, which was created by the Commissioners Court of Harris County for the purposes of aiding and acting on behalf of Harris County in managing, operating, maintaining and developing the sports and entertainment complex located on County-owned property, known as NRG Park.
About SMG SMG turns 40 in 2017! Celebrating its 40th anniversary and founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 233 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston's NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.
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