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NFL stadiums with real grass and artificial turf: Full list of field surfaces

NFL Stadiums have featured artificial turf over the years, with nearly half the franchises still using it. But where can you find real grass?

NFL Stadiums have featured artificial turf over the years, with nearly half the franchises still using it. But where can you find real grass?

Aaron Rodgers’ injury had everyone debating about grass or artificial turf back at the beginning of the season. The players want to play on natural grass because it’s safer, but as of the 2023 season, there are 14 NFL teams out of 32 that do not use real grass. There are two teams that use Desso GrassMaster, which is a combination of artificial turf and natural grass. Remember that the Giants and Jets share the MetLife Stadium and the Rams and Chargers share the SoFi Stadium.

In comparison to the 90′s, today’s artificial turf is much safer than back then, but is still a long shot from natural grass, especially for NFL players’ preference. In 2020, following numerous players suffering injuries off artificial turf, NFL Players Association president JC Tretter advocated against the use of artificial turf. In a survey conducted by NFLPA regarding the use of turf vs. natural grass, nearly 93 percent of players listed artificial turf as an impediment to their careers, while 91 percent stated it made them feel more fatigued and sore. That demand was made again after Aaron Rodgers’ torn Achilles injury on Sep. 10, 2023

Which NFL stadiums use natural grass?

The Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers are two franchises that have stadiums in cold-weather climates, but also cultivate natural grass fields in both Lambeau and Heinz Field. Arizona and Las Vegas also avoid artificial turf, even with their indoor stadiums, and use Bermuda grass.

Arizona’s State Farm Stadium specifically has a retractable natural grass that can be removed whenever there are other events in the stadium, like soccer games or even concerts.

Other stadiums that use the same type of Bermuda grass are the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium, and Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans and Washington Commanders have also cultivated the same grass surface in all three stadiums, Raymond James Stadium, Nissan Stadium and FedExField.

Last but not least, there are a few other stadiums inhabiting perennial, cool-season lawn grass called Kentucky bluegrass: Bears’ Soldier Field, Browns’ FirstEnergy Stadium, and Broncos’ Empower Field.

NFL stadiums with natural grass:

NFL stadiums with real grass

  1. Arizona Cardinals, State Farm Stadium, Bermuda grass
  2. Baltimore Ravens, M&T Bank Stadium, Bermuda grass
  3. Chicago Bears, Soldier Field, Kentucky bluegrass
  4. Cleveland Browns, FirstEnergy Stadium, Kentucky bluegrass
  5. Denver Broncos, Empower Field at Mile High, Kentucky bluegrass
  6. Jacksonville Jaguars, TIAA Bank Field, Bermuda grass
  7. Kansas City Chiefs, Arrowhead Stadium, Bermuda grass
  8. Las Vegas Raiders, Allegiant Stadium, Bermuda grass
  9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raymond James Stadium, Bermuda grass
  10. Tennessee Titans, Nissan Stadium, Bermuda grass
  11. Washington Football Team, FedExField, Bermuda grass
  12. Pittsburgh Steelers, Heinz Field, Kentucky bluegrass
  13. San Francisco 49ers, Levi’s Stadium, Bermuda grass, Perennial Ryegrass mixture
  14. Miami Dolphins, Hard Rock Stadium, Tifway 419 Bermuda grass

NFL stadiums with artificial turf

Stadiums with astro turf

  1. Seattle Seahawks, Lumen Field, FieldTurf Revolution 360
  2. Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, FieldTurf Revolution
  3. Buffalo Bills, Highmark Stadium, A-Turf Titan 50
  4. Carolina Panthers, Bank of America Stadium, FieldTurf
  5. Cincinnati Bengals, Paul Brown Stadium, UBU Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf
  6. Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium, Hellas Matrix Turf
  7. Detroit Lions, Ford Field, FieldTurf Classic HD
  8. Houston Texans, NRG Stadium, Hellas Matrix Turf
  9. Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium, Shaw Sports Momentum Pro
  10. Los Angeles Rams, SoFi Stadium, Hellas Matrix Turf
  11. Los Angeles Chargers, SoFi Stadium, Hellas Matrix Turf
  12. New Orleans Saints, Caesars Superdome, FieldTurf Revolution 360
  13. New York Giants, MetLife Stadium, UBU Sports Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf
  14. New York Jets, MetLife Stadium, UBU Sports Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf

NFL fields that use Desso GrassMaster

Desso Grassmaster is a hybrid grass sports playing field surface that is a mix of artificial fibers and natural grass. The combination was developed in 1993 by the Dutch company Desso Sports.

  1. Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field, Desso GrassMaster
  2. Philadelphia Eagles, Lincoln Financial Field, Desso GrassMaster