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Chicago Bears players to test Govs' turf

At 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 17, key members of the Chicago Bears football team will visit APSU to test Governors Stadiums new turf.

In late January, the Bears operations staff came to APSU and met with Charlie Meeks, president of TurboLink International, developer of Polytan playing surfaces. It was Meeks who supervised the installation of APSUs Polytan Turf last summer.

According to Ben Pratt, director of the APSU physical plant, Polytan has been used on soccer fields, but its installation at APSU marks the first time it has been used on a football field.
At 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 17, key members of the Chicago Bears football team will visit APSU to test Governors Stadium's new turf.

In late January, the Bears operations staff came to APSU and met with Charlie Meeks, president of TurboLink International, developer of Polytan playing surfaces. It was Meeks who supervised the installation of APSU's Polytan Turf last summer.

According to Ben Pratt, director of the APSU physical plant, Polytan has been used on soccer fields, but its installation at APSU marks the first time it has been used on a football field.

For Thursday's visit, the Chicago Bears slated to be on hand to test the playing surface are linebackers Brian Urlacher and Hunter Hillenmeyer, cornerback Jerry Azumah and offensive lineman John Tait.

The media is invited to attend and videotape the players as they maneuver on the turf.
—Dennie Burke