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Video: Sports Science. Lambeau Field’s Frozen Tundra vs. Cement

Lambeau Field - home of the frozen tundra.
Lambeau Field - home of the frozen tundra. Star-Telegram

For decades athletes and coaches justifiably complained about the havoc Astroturf did to their knees, ankles and lower backs. It was not that much different than playing on cement.

You would have to search forever to find a facility of any kind these days that still uses that outdated surface.

You don’t have to go far to find a surface these days equally hard as cement. Green Bay’s Lambeau Field’s field is not that much softer than a highway right now. There is a reason why it’s called the Frozen Tundra. When the Dallas Cowboys play the Green Bay Packers in the NFC’s Divisional playoff game on Sunday, they may not have to play in the snow, but they can expect the “grass” to be green paint over rock.

There is a heating system underneath the field that melts the snow, but not much else.

See and hear for yourself with this new Sports Science test of Lambeau Field vs. cement how effective that heating system is.

Mac Engel, 817-390-7760

Twitter: @macengelprof