Orlando City SC Rings in 2017 with a New Soccer Stadium – Latitude 36 Selected as the Turfgrass of Choice

CHARLESTON, S.C., (January 24, 2017) Orlando City SC’s new downtown stadium—home to Major League Soccer (MLS) team Orlando City, National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) side Orlando Pride and United Soccer League (USL) team Orlando City B—is one step closer to completion with the recent installation of Sod Solutions’ Latitude 36® Bermudagrass. Nearly 2.2 acres of Latitude 36 from Quality Turf Farms was used for the initial installation of the field. The first professional game to take the new pitch is set for Sunday, March 5, with Orlando City facing expansion rival New York City FC at 5 p.m. ET. “The grass (Latitude 36) is nice and tight. We put a lot of careful thought and research into selecting the right partner to work with,” said Scott Neal, Orlando City SC’s Stadium General Manager. “The entire Club is excited for the new stadium. For my team, this season will be a great learning experience maintaining the best playing conditions for our three groups of professional athletes.” Latitude 36 was developed by the renowned turfgrass breeding program at Oklahoma State University and is a top quality rated NTEP bermudagrass. With resistance to spring dead spot, Latitude 36 is one of the most cold hardy bermudagrasses on the market. Known for its high traffic tolerance, it is an ideal choice for southern and transitional zone applications including sports, golf and residential.

About Sod Solutions Sod Solutions, Inc., an international turfgrass research and development company incorporated in 1994, is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina. In conjunction with universities and breeders, Sod Solutions has developed a portfolio of turfgrass varieties in the St. Augustine, bermudagrass, zoysia, centipede and cool season families. From their premier variety, Palmetto® St. Augustine, Sod Solutions continues to launch new varieties of turfgrass to meet the environmental and consumer demands in the marketplace. Sod Solution turfgrass varieties are grown and distributed worldwide. For more information, visit www.sodsolutionspro.com.

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