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Heinz Field to be re-sodded prior to Monday's game

| Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007

Heinz Field will be re-sodded in advance of the Steelers' game against the Miami Dolphins Monday night.

“Our goal is to do everything in our power to provide the best possible game conditions for both teams,” said Jimmie Sacco, director of Heinz Field management, in a statement released by the Steelers this afternoon.

The surface at Heinz Field has been an issue this season, and four WPIAL championship games will be played on it Friday while Pitt will host South Florida Saturday at Heinz Field.

Some of the Steelers, most notably running back Willie Parker, have had trouble with their footing at Heinz Field.

“We will continue to use our regular playing surface in the future,” Sacco said, “but feel this option will provide for the most enjoyable game day experience for both the players and the fans in the final games of the season.”

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