Our Customer MVPs stories demonstrate how Temp-Line products help our customers be best in class—from streamlining operations, to performing on game day, to meeting their organization’s environmental goals.
Seattle Seahawks and Temp-Line Made Changeover History
Qwest Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks National Football League team and Seattle Sounders FC Major League Soccer team, is situated just south of historic Pioneer Square in Seattle, WA. In addition to the Seahawks and the Sounders, Qwest Field also hosts many levels of soccer competition, including amateur, international, and collegiate soccer. The stadium also accommodates outdoor music concerts and a variety of corporate events.
In 2002, the Seattle Seahawks asked for help in removing turf marking paint from their new synthetic turf field. Because Qwest Field was committed to being a multi-use athletic facility, they needed to make fast field changeovers when two different activities were scheduled back-to-back. Eco’s response to the Seahawk’s request was its Temp-Line Turf Marking Paint and Remover system, a waterbased removable marking paint that enabled field changeovers in hours without damage to the field. Within a couple of years, the Seahawks were back with another request—the ability to extract paint buildup from the field infill. Eco’s response to that request was its Temp-Line removal and extraction equipment designed specifically for synthetic turf fields. The Seahawks were the first sports team to use the Mantis Hydro-Extractor, and it continues to be a powerful tool in their field care program.
Temp-Line Equipment Helps Launch New Service Business
PGE Park is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose facility located in the heart of downtown Portland, OR. PGE Park is home to the Portland Beavers AAA baseball team, Portland Timbers professional soccer team, Portland State University Vikings football team, and Central Catholic High School football team. Additionally, PGE Park was host to several matches of the 1999 and 2003 Women’s World Cup. The competing schedules of PGE Park’s athletic teams required very fast field turnovers and a growing challenge to mitigate paint build up in the synthetic turf infill. When the stadium staff expressed an interest in extracting residual paint from the field to keep it clean and professional, Field Turf recommended that they use Eco’s Temp-Line Turf Marking Paint, Remover and Mantis Hydro-extraction equipment. This system is designed specifically to help sports organizations meet their high turnover demands while maintaining a quality playing surface. The Mantis extractor proved valuable to PGE Park staff for even more than efficient paint removal from the synthetic field. PGE Park’s heavy rotation requires them to remove dirt over-spill from around their first, second and third bases as well as their pitching mound. They found that using the extractor to remove the dirt contamination kept it clean and new looking. After a year of successfully using the equipment to manage their high turnovers, the PGE staff decided to use it to help other fields in their area. This was the beginning of a new income stream for PGE Park.
Accelerating Turnovers in Sam Boyd Stadium
In 2009, the city of Las Vegas, Nevada was awarded a franchise in the new United Football League. The Locomotives will play in Sam Boyd Stadium, home field for University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) football. Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been using Eco’s removable paint system for UNLV football and other sporting events for more than five years. In 2009, the Las Vegas Locomotives, a franchise of the new United Football League, became a second frequent user of the stadium. In order to accommodate both UNLV and the Locomotives with fast field changeovers, the Stadium staff needed a fast-working system that would also prolong the life of the field. We suggested the Eco Mantis Hydro-Extractor to remove paint from the infill and dramatically reduce turnover times. After putting the extractor to work, turnover times were cut by an amazing 75%.