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Rainy, cold, windy … but don’t expect Dolphins 2007 all over


Mark Kaboly | Tribune-Review

It’s raining, it’s cold and it’s windy at Heinz Field, and it expects to get worse by the time the second half rolls around Monday night.

Field conditions can play a role, but don’t expect the turf any where near as bad as it was five years ago against the Dolphins. Remember? Steelers/Dolphins game

Remember, the turf is different than it was in 2007.

In 2007, Heinz Field turf was DDGrassmaster — a natural surface with artificial strands woven in between the natural grass to provide stability.

With that surface, a typical re-surface wasn’t possible so since it was sore tore up, the Steelers decided to lay fresh turf on top of the DDGrassmaster. The field wasn’t able to handle the heavy rains thus making the turf unstable.

The Steelers have a straight grass field, so the field shouldn’t be that much of an issue, if an issue at all.

The grounds crew had the field covered Heinz Field tarp just until they removed it two hours before kickoff.




Author: Mark Kaboly

Mark Kaboly is the Pittburgh Steelers beat writer for the Tribune-Review. Mark has covered more than 300 NFL football games in all 32 NFL cities as well as four Super Bowls -- XL in Detroit, XLIII in Tampa, XLV in Dallas and 50 in San Francisco. A Belle Vernon Area graduate, Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a specialization in journalism from California University of Pennsylvania. Mark lives in Port Vue with his wife, Jennifer; daughter Briella; and boys Rocco and Bugsley Pug

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