Gillette Stadum to be resurfaced

The Patriots announced that Gillette Stadium will be resurfaced, with the installation starting today. The new surface will be FieldTurf Duraspine PRO.

"The Patriots and Revolution have enjoyed great success on FieldTurf at Gillette Stadium,” Jonathan Kraft, President of The Kraft Group, said in a statement. “When we heard that FieldTurf was finalizing the development of Duraspine PRO, we wanted to be one of the first to have it. The surface will set the stadium apart, particularly for soccer events, which pay close attention to the differences in playing surface dynamics when choosing venues.”

The new FieldTurf system will be in place when the Revolution play their 2010 home opener on April 10 against Toronto FC.

The first event on the new surface will be the New England Lacrosse Classic on April 3.

The Patriots changed from a natural grass field to synthetic grass in the 2006 season.