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Talking Turf with BMO Field Head Groundskeeper Rob Heggie

Back in May, on the heels of another loss at Gillette Stadium, I dedicated a 6ix on a Wave to the subject of turf in MLS. I had some questions. I threw out some merciless hot-takes. I wondered, as we all do from time to time, if synthetic turf should be outright banned for professional soccer in North America.

Off the back of this, I was invited to have a chat with Robert Heggie, Head Groundskeeper at BMO Field and passionate member of the Sports Turf Managers Association, to set the record straight and discuss some of those knee-jerk reactions in detail.