The poor field conditions at State Farm Stadium have been a key talking point in the days following Super Bowl 57 between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs.
There were several instances of players slipping during the game, and NFL microphones caught players complaining about it throughout the contest.
The University of Oklahoma developed the Tahoma 31 bermudagrass that was used at State Farm Stadium for the Super Bowl. But in a statement, the university completely threw the NFL under the bus, adding that OSU “had no role in creating or preparing the field for” the big game.
You can read the full statement below, courtesy of Dean Ruhl from the Tulsa World:
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It certainly doesn’t reflect well on the NFL here. The field conditions should always be pristine for the Super Bowl, especially when you’re playing in an indoor venue that doesn’t have to worry about rainfall or snow.
Super Bowl 58 will be played on Feb. 11 at Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders, in Paradise, Nevada. The league has nearly a full year to ensure that the field conditions are as close to perfect as possible for that big game, so here’s hoping it’s not an issue then.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.