Sports Turf Insider, an official publication of the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), reports that NFL teams are interested in Tahoma 31. The Tennessee Titans NFL team is confirmed to be using Tahoma 31 on its practice fields and other NFL teams have shown interest in the grass. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Karl Torp, reporting for News9 in Oklahoma City, says the new Tahoma 31 bermudagrass is drawing attention from around the world, including the National Football League. “Scientists at Oklahoma State University announced the creation of Tahoma 31 last year. Its best application maybe in sports stadiums and golf course, because of its recovery strength.”
Tahoma 31 is OSU’s 7th turf grass creation.
“Bermuda goes typically to the Oklahoma-Kansas line and it won’t thrive, typically north of that line. Tahoma 31 pushes that north,” said Brad Sherry of Sod by Sherry, who has exclusive rights to sell Tahoma 31 in the area.
Sherry showed News 9 the acres of Tahoma 31 that’s been growing in Calumet for the past year.
Sherry said in two weeks he’ll have 24 acres for sale, with more being grown.
Meanwhile, Tahoma 31 creators have been speaking to many athletic associations and groups about implementing the grass.