Tuesday, February 5, 2008

YOU GONNA EAT THAT CANDY BAR?

If the field at the University of Phoenix stadium during the Super Bowl looked like real grass, it’s because it is. The field lives outside and goes indoors via a retractable device before games.

Four weeks ago, a team of 35 people replaced the field with 1.4 million pounds of new Alabama-grown sod. Then, the Tifway 419 hybrid Bermuda grass received round-the-clock care, including maximum sunlight and watering.

Before the big game, they flip a switch and the field rolls back into the stadium.

Now that’s cool.

And that’s what you get for $455 million.

Here's the time lapse video of the field going into the stadium:
http://multimedia.boston.com/pub/tn/17/sports.htm?bctid=1400494403

Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

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