CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sod Solutions, Inc., the world's leader in turfgrass research and development, honors the University of Florida's Jason Smith and his team, with the 2016 Celebration® Bermudagrass Florida Sports Field of the Year award at the Florida Turfgrass Association's annual conference. The stadium is home to the Florida Gators football team and features Sod Solutions' Celebration Bermudagrass. Smith, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium – Steve Spurrier Florida Field's turf coordinator, was recognized for his innovation in maintenance practices, outstanding playing surface and his continued interest in educating others in the industry.
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, otherwise known as "The Swamp", ranks as the largest stadium in the state of Florida. Built in 1930, the field was updated with Celebration Bermudagrass in July 2012. The Sports Turf Managers Association named Ben Hill Griffin Stadium as the best college football field in 2014. In addition to University of Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Celebration Bermudagrass is also featured on the University's lacrosse field, practice football and soccer fields.
"Since Jason joined University of Florida in November of 2012, Sod Solutions has seen his continued dedication to making his field the best in the industry," says Tobey Wagner, Sod Solutions president. "We admire Jason's contributions to the advancements of turfgrass in collegiate sports."
Celebration is a deep blue-green bermudagrass that has finished best in numerous university research studies for wear tolerance and recovery, drought resistance and shade tolerance. Found in professional and college sports venues, golf courses and home lawns, Celebration performs well across a variety of applications. Celebration is currently being used throughout the southern United States and around the world.
About Sod Solutions
Sod Solutions, Inc., an international turfgrass research and development company incorporated in 1994, is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina. In conjunction with universities and breeders, Sod Solutions has developed a portfolio of turfgrass varieties in the St. Augustine, Bermudagrass, Zoysia, Centipede and Cool Season families. From their premier variety, Palmetto® St. Augustine, Sod Solutions continues to launch new varieties of turfgrass to meet the environmental and consumer demands in the marketplace. Sod Solution turfgrass varieties are grown and distributed worldwide. For more information, visit www.sodsolutions.com.
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