The Bears and the Chicago Park District met recently to discuss the playing surface at Soldier Field. According to a Tribune article, the park district wanted to move to an infill playing surface (a.k.a. Field Turf), but the Bears opted to remain playing on grass.
The Soldier Field surface is notoriously bad; last year it had to be re-sodded twice in an 11-week period. My question is, why the hell can’t they grow grass there?
I’m a little torn, I know Mike Martz’ offense would play much better on a Field Turf surface this year. But once that horse is out of the barn, there will be no going back to natural grass, ever. And I’m not sure I want that.
What do you think?