(STILLWATER, Oklahoma, January 25, 2023) — The NFL’s final two playoff games this Sunday, Jan. 29 will be played on football fields with a base of turfgrass developed at Oklahoma State University.


The Philadelphia Eagles will host the San Francisco 49ers at Lincoln Financial Field, which is planted with a base of OSU’s Tahoma 31 and overseeded with ryegrass.


At Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs will face off against the Cincinnati Bengals on a turfgrass base of the NorthBridge variety, also developed at OSU. The program is housed within the horticulture and landscape architecture department in OSU’s Ferguson College of Agriculture.


Parts of Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa were also seeded in OSU turfgrass varieties during the PGA Championship last May.


Interview opportunity: Request an interview with Dennis Martin, professor and turfgrass Extension/research specialist, about OSU’s leading turfgrass varieties and the program’s national exposure.


MEDIA CONTACT: Gail Ellis | Editorial Communications Coordinator | 405-744-9152 | gail.ellis@okstate.edu 


Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU has more than 33,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and more than 100 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 275,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.


OSU Agriculture is dedicated to improving the quality of life of Oklahomans through science-based information and education. It is comprised of the Ferguson College of Agriculture and two state agencies: OSU Ag Research and OSU Extension.