USL scores new turf supplier deal

United Soccer League (USL), the second tier of North American football, has partnered with sports turf supplier, Act Global.

Under the agreement, Act Global will become the official synthetic turf supplier of the league.

While the financial terms of the three-year deal were not disclosed, it covers all USL-related properties including USL’s Division III, Premier Development League and the Super Y League.

In addition, Act Global will have a presence at the USL’s annual Winter Summit in December.

USL president Jake Edwards, said: “USL clubs are committed to meeting and exceeding all league and federation standards for their stadiums and training complexes. Act Global meets the demands required at all levels by producing and installing the highest quality synthetic surfaces. As a Fifa preferred producer, we know Act Global is providing our clubs with the highest standards in terms of quality, performance, and safety.”

Act Global co-owner John Baize, said: “We are highly impressed with the USL organisation and its focus on the players’ well-being while supporting all of its affiliated clubs through negotiated supplier programs such as this.

“We share the USL’s passion for player safety and performance at all levels of play and are committed to offering this quality to hundreds of teams throughout the USL, DIII, Premier Development League and the Super Y League. United Soccer Leagues is experiencing fantastic growth, and we are excited to be part of its future!”

Act Global is a preferred supplier for World Rugby, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Fifa. In addition, Act Global turf has been featured in numerous editions of the Super Bowl, the season-ending showpiece of the NFL American football league. Its Super Bowls include the 2013 event at New Orleans’ Superdome, the 2014 game at New York’s Met Life Stadium and this year’s edition at Houston’s NRG Stadium. Its turf will also be used for the 2018 Super Bowl, which will be held at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium.

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