UK Chooses Kiefer USA and UBU Sports synthetic turf for their new stadium improvements
Lexington, KY, January 19, 2015 –(PR.com)– When the Wildcats take the field next season, Commonwealth Stadium will be featuring a new UBU Sports synthetic turf system.
The University of Kentucky has selected the UBU-Speed Series-S5-M, which was featured in the 2013 NFL Super Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the 2014 NFL Super Bowl at Met Life stadium, and is featured in the NFL Pro Bowl and NCAA BCS Sugar Bowl, annually.
“It matters what you play on! UBU Sports is proud to have been selected by the University of Kentucky,” said Mark Nicholls, CEO of UBU Sports. “The University of Kentucky is committed to developing the most competitive SEC program and maximizing player safety.”
Considered Ground Gear for Athletes, UBU Sports surfacing systems are utilized by 10 NFL teams, numerous NCAA programs and many other athletic programs throughout North America.
Work will begin in the spring of 2015. Lexington based Vescio’s SportsFields will lead the construction of the new UBU Sports surface, which will be installed by Kiefer USA.
“Vescio’s SportsFields is excited to lead the renovation of the Commonwealth Stadium football field,” said Doug Vescio, president and CEO of Vescio’s SportsFields. “As an alumnus and former student athlete, this project is dear to my heart. When completed, UK will have one of the best fields in the Southeastern Conference!”
“We are honored to further strengthen our relationship with University of Kentucky and take great pride in our twenty-year history servicing the university,” said Brion Rittenberry, President and CEO of Kiefer USA. “Our inclusion in this important project is a testament to all of our team here at Kiefer USA and their dedication to customer service. We can’t wait to get the new field installed!”
The team selected to successfully complete the stadium surface enhancement at Commonwealth Stadium for the University of Kentucky is eager to debut the UBU-Speed Series in the highly competitive Southeastern Conference.
About University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky’s flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being. Today, UK boasts a campus of some 30,000 students, 16 colleges ranging from the arts to medical fields, and more than 90 nationally ranked academic programs, as well as several prestigious intercollegiate athletics programs.
About UBU Sports
UBU Sports is a leading brand of synthetic turf surfaces for use in a variety of sporting events, including football, baseball, field hockey, soccer, rugby, and lacrosse. UBU Sports’ fields serve as Ground Gear for teams ranging from professional franchises (e.g. New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, New York Giants and New York Jets), collegiate and major indoor arena leagues to local high schools and municipalities. UBU Sports incorporates proven science and sports specific technology that optimizes sports specific performance and maximizes player safety – ensuring the ultimate Ground Gear for Athletes
About Kiefer USA
Founded in 1977 and based in Lindenhurst, IL, Kiefer is an award-winning, athletic surface design and installation company. Kiefer’s long list of wood basketball court installations include the University of Kentucky, Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati, and Bowling Green State University. In addition to wood basketball surfaces, Kiefer also offers design and installation for track and field, multi-purpose facilities, artificial turf, weight rooms, locker rooms, and fitness facilities.