NFL Selects Winner of the Toro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training ProgramToro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program. In January 2004, McNamee will travel to Houston to help the grounds crew maintain practice facilities and the game field at Reliant Stadium for Super Bowl XXXVIII.
The Toro Company and the NFL’s Super Bowl grounds team collaborated to offer a program targeted at enhancing the skills of emerging sports turf professionals. The Toro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program will provide hands on experience in how safe playing fields are established and maintained for the highest level of football competition, the Super Bowl.
McNamee has some familiarity of turf preparation at the professional level, having worked with the turf grass crew at INVESCO Field at Mile High in Denver and as a sports turf intern with the Fenway Park grounds crew in Boston.
Toro equipment and representatives have been involved in preparing the stadium and practice fields since the first Super Bowl in 1967. Toro has forged strong partnerships with many sports venues and events including: various Major League Baseball and National Football League stadiums, university and college stadiums, the Rose Bowl and Disney’s Wide World of Sports.