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  • From The Mag: The secrets behind the grass for Super Bowl 50
    published on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 22:23:35 GMT
    He has also written for Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Reader's Digest, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Our State magazine and many other publications. He spent 23 years as a reporter and local columnist for the Charlotte Observer, where he was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in commentary....
  • Super sod ready for shining moment in Super Bowl sun
    published on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT
    NFL field director Ed Mangan holds up a piece of sod as he speaks to reporters about the field preparation for Super Bowl 50 on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Workers install sod on the field Feb. 1, 2016, at Levi's Stadium in preparation for Super Bowl 50 on Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif....
  • Super Bowl: New Levia s Stadium sod installed in game shape
    published on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 15:15:50 GMT
    SANTA CLARA >> The NFL began the process of installing 75,000 square feet of sod at Levi's Stadium on Monday and is fully confident it will produce a field befitting next month's Super Bowl 50. “With this field and the way we grow it, it's really ready,” said NFL field director Ed Mangan, who is working his 27th Super Bowl and also is the Atlanta Braves field director. “You could play on it today once we get it down, that's how strong it is.” Mangan sp...
  • Super Bowl sod going down at Levi's Stadium
    published on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 03:53:51 GMT
    The NFL began the process of installing 75,000 square feet of sod at Levi's Stadium on Monday and is fully confident it will produce a field befitting next month's Super Bowl 50. "With this field and the way we grow it, it's really ready," said NFL field director Ed Mangan, who is working his 27th Super Bowl and also is the Atlanta Braves field director. "You could play on it today once we get it down, that's how strong it is."...
  • Super Bowl field preparations nearly done 4 weeks out
    published on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 02:37:40 GMT
    Less than four weeks from the Super Bowl, the field is nearly ready to be played on thanks to long days at Levi's Stadium by the crew working to install fresh sod and make every necessary tweak in regards to weather and other potential issues. "We're in good shape the way we are," Mangan said Monday, noting that with the San Francisco 49ers out of the playoffs it was most favorable for a timely transformation....