NRG Stadium, Houston, TX

The NRG Stadium is a multipurpose stadium located in Houston, Texas.   It is part of a collection of venues (including the Astrodome) which together are called NRG Park.  Completed in late 2001 and opened in 2002, it is now the home of NFL team Houston Texans, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Texas Bowl and many other events such as the US men’s national soccer matches.   It has also hosted Super Bowl in both 2004 and 2017 and WrestleMainia in 2009.   The stadium seating capacity is just shy of 72,000 and it boasts being the very 1st NFL stadium with a retractable roof.   

We at Target Technologies have been proud providers of our 12-20 sports field sand for each of these fields. 

Lockport High School in Lockport, NY

The construction of a new synthetic turf field at Lockport High School in Lockport NY has just completed and we’re very pleased to have been a supplier for this long-awaited projected.    

From the Niagara Gazette: 

Well, more like “levelity” for the veteran Lockport High School boys and girls varsity soccer coaches, respectively, whose winning tenures include years of playing home games on one of Western New York’d most notoriously uneven fields.

“We’ve gotten letters in recent years from some of the referees who didn’t even want to come out here,” said Hulshoff, now entering his 15th year as Lions’ boys varsity coach.

“They almost refused to ref here because the field conditions were so bad. The field got to be so lumpy. I’ve had two or three players tear their ACLs on this field. We’ve played on worse fields for sure, but this just wasn’t worthy.

When I saw this new complex for the first time, I was jumping up and down for joy. This is a dream come true. We’ve been waiting for this a long time.”

On Tuesday afternoon, Hulshoff, Finnerty and Lockport School District district of facilities Tim Parker walked through the new complex on Tuesday, pointing out its many amenities, including a new, 500-seat bleacher that now dominates the skyline, a new covered scorekeepers and press box and an even, smooth artificial turf surface complete with Lions’ logo that has LHS students talking proud.

“Our first fall practice is on Monday, Aug. 19, and our first game is the first week of September, so I know there are a lot of players coming back and trying out who are really looking forward to getting out here,” Finnerty said.

“They’re all real excited. We’ve got a young group coming back from last year and think they’re all anxious to get started and actually play games on this field.”

LHS boys and girls varsity and junior lacrosse and soccer teams will play games and practice on the new field, which will also host football practices, gym classes, and a variety of other activities.

Former Lockport students, like Parker, are impressed with what they’ve seen and the work being done by contractors that include Greenauer Excavation of Buffalo. About 100 construction workers and contractors are on sight daily, throughout the district, he said. Work began in February and should be completed next month, prior to the start of the new school year.

“This is what they call split fiber turf. It produces a truer ball roll for soccer and lacrosse and similar activities, whereas the football field turf is slightly different,” said Parker, a 1984 LHS graduate

“The new baseball turf field surface on Beattie is pretty much identical with this, but they use a cryogenically-frozen rubber aggregate in there that produces a better bounce for baseball.”

The soccer/lacrosse/football complex is part of a $12M Capital Improvements Project underway this summer throughout the high school and district.

Additional projects include extensive renovations to LHS science and locker rooms and at North Park, a variety of technology renovations.

“We’re also going to be putting in a walking path to get from the high school to the Beattie Avenue fields that were put in last year,” Parker said. “So far, everything I think has been moving along well. Construction has been on time. I know they’ve done a great deal of work in a short time.”

Finnerty said it’s a long time coming.

“I think this will be a great addition to the soccer, lacrosse — and football to a certain extent — programs,” Finnerty said. “We’re all excited and waiting for the season to start. I know all the players are excited to start.”

William Howard Taft High School – Chicago, IL

The Eagles have landed, on their brand new turf field! Taft High School in Norwood Park received an exciting and much talked about upgrade to their athletic fields and tennis courts. Designed to seat 1200, spectators will be treated to a new PA system and scoreboard when they attend games and other events. We are proud to have supplied our top quality infill for the new 90,000 square foot field that will accommodate football, lacrosse, and soccer events. Taft’s Eagles are sure to soar in their new home.

Melbourne High School – Melbourne, FL

Melbourne High School in Brevard County recently upgraded their football field from natural grass to Synthetic turf which is now 1 of 3 synthetic turf fields in the county. TTII supplied infill for the Bulldogs new synthetic turf. The new football field is a touchdown for the Bulldogs!

Quincy High School – Quincy, WA

Quincy High School will have a tremendous expansion of athletic facilities and exciting attractions: new tennis courts, baseball fields, softball fields, practice and game-day fields for football and soccer, and the list goes on. In addition, the bigger facilities also mean that Quincy might become a destination for larger tournaments, such as the Amateur Athletic Union, a nationwide youth sports organization.

TTII is proud to have supplied our infill for this great project.

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, IL

New turf installation was recently completed at Saluki Football Stadium at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL – replacing the original turf installed in 2010.

This horseshoe shaped facility has a seating capacity of 15,000 and features a two-story press box, traditional booths for radio, television and print media, 12 club suites, VIP Club Room, a 20×40 foot scoreboard with video replay capabilities, multiple concessions and restrooms.

TTII is very happy to have supplied top quality infill for the new turf at this stadium field.

Duncanville High School – Duncanville, TX

Duncanville High School, located in Duncanville, Texas is the second largest high school campus in the United States. Established in 1935, the school now enrolls over 4000 students and has excellent sporting facilities and programs. In May and June 2019, the school’s 10,000 seat football stadium underwent some upgrades and received a brand new playing field.

TTII was pleased to supply over 400,000 lb of our top quality infill for this project.

Veterans Field – Laredo, TX

Built in 1950 to honor those in the American armed forces who have served their country, Veterans Field in Laredo, Texas has been home to many sports teams over the years.  It has recently received a well-deserved upgrade that includes new bathrooms, sports lighting, seating, a press office, fieldhouse, and a brand new eye-catching turf field.  We are pleased to have supplied our infill for the turf field project.

Watkins Field (Gardner High School) – Gardner, MA

The Watkins field first opened in 1977, and after over 40 years they are renovating the entire facility. The condition of the old field had become a safety concern for the Gardner School. They are placing a new synthetic turf field which will be safer, and it can be used more often as it does not damage as grass does. The field will be lined for soccer, football, and field hockey and it could be an opportunity to generate more revenue by hosting tournaments.

TTII is proud to have supplied our infill for this great project.

Liberty Field – North Caldwell, NJ

Opening in the spring of 2019 the Liberty Field in North Caldwell went through a complete overhaul by adding new soccer fields and field hockey field. The new facility now supports numerous sporting events in the community and features a new walking path for all to enjoy. 

TTII is delighted to have supplied infill material for this project.