Minnesota Golden Gophers Choose Mondo for New
Lindenhurst, IL - June 11, 2012 - Kiefer Specialty Flooring,
Inc. has been selected to design and install artificial turf for
the University of Minnesota's new baseball stadium.
The Golden Gophers will be installing a state-of-the-art
artificial turf system from Mondo at Siebert Field in Minneapolis,
MN. The turf system consists of Mondo's 3Nx monofilament
fiber, their patented thermo-bonded backing, and
the revolutionary Ecofill® infill system. Mondo's 3Nx
turf fiber was engineered by Mondo as a "natural sliding feeling"
fiber to resemble the characteristics of natural turf. The 3Nx
fiber's semi-concave structure and unique composition create a
durable turf surface with optimal dimensional memory and resistance
to environmental factors. Mondo's thermo-bonded backing creates an
incredibly strong bond with the fibers and is over 90% porous,
improving field drainage by over 4 times that of traditional turf
backing. Mondo's Ecofill® infill system possesses all the
properties of natural earth in both performance and safety. The
infill system is 95% recyclable, free of heavy metals and other
carcinogens, is denser to ensure consistency, and reduces energy
return by 70% which minimizes the impact on athlete's muscles and
Mondo's artificial turf system will allow the Golden Gophers
baseball team to play more games at their on-campus stadium. During
the winter when the natural grass Siebert Field is unplayable, the
team plays at the HHH Metrodome. The new artificial turf system
will help the field to be playable sooner in the season and allow
baseball fans to enjoy the Golden Gophers at their home
The new Siebert Field will not only host home baseball games for
the Golden Gophers. The University wanted to construct a facility
that would also accommodate other sports in adjacent facilities as
well as amateur baseball and softball in the state of Minnesota.
The field will serve as a gathering place for major University
events including pregame and postgame festivities for Golden Gopher
football games. The multi-use facility will also see improvements
in seating, entries, concessions, and restrooms.
About University of Minnesota Baseball
The University of Minnesota has built a long-standing tradition
of excellence in baseball. The Golden Gophers have made 30 NCAA
Tournament appearances, the most in Big Ten history, and have won
the National Championship three times. They have a combined 24 Big
Ten regular season and Tournament titles and have produced 131
First-Team All Big Ten winners since 1949. Just some of the
University of Minnesota alumni to make it to Major League Baseball
include Hall-of-Famers Dave Winfield and Paul Molitor.
About Kiefer Specialty Flooring, Inc.
Founded in 1977 and based in Lindenhurst, IL, Kiefer is an
award-winning, athletic surface design and installation company and
is an authorized dealer of Mondo sports surfaces. Kiefer's
experience in artificial turf design and installation include turf
fields for baseball, football, soccer, and other field sports.
Their reach spans across the country including turf fields at the
University of Missouri, Northern Illinois University, West Liberty
University, and Siena Heights University. In addition to artificial
turf surfaces, Kiefer also offers design and installation for track
and field, multi-purpose facilities, gymnasiums, weight rooms,
locker rooms, and fitness facilities.