The Minnesota Vikings’ home features latest safety and technology built by leading firm and partner General Sports Surfaces.

Austin, TX – When U.S. Bank Stadium decided they wanted to replace their turf in 2019, they turned to Act Global due to their dedication to player safety and performance. The Vikings played their first nationally televised regular season home game on October 24th against the Washington Redskins.

This removal of the old field and new installation were completed by Act Global’s in-house crew and its partner General Sports Surfaces (GSS). Specializing in offering a full range of athletic surfaces including synthetic turf and running tracks, GSS also offers comprehensive services including design, installation, maintenance, and customer support. The installation included removable panels for event, soccer, and football conversions.

“Act Global is both honored and excited to be the turf supplier for U.S. Bank Stadium and home of the Minnesota Vikings,” Act Global CEO John Baize commented.

“General Sports Surfaces’ installation quality is amazing and could not have done a better job,” Baize added.

“The enormity of US Bank Stadium and the level of NFL talent that performs on this field excited not only me, but every single member of our General Sports Surfaces crew,” President of General Sports Surfaces Hector Puentes said.  “We are extremely proud to have played a role in producing this beautiful playing surface. Our commitment whether it is an NFL, collegiate, or high school field, is to provide a safe yet durable athletic field for athletes.”

Act Global’s synthetic turf system is specifically designed and tested to provide a superior playing surface for athletes geared towards player safety and performance. This proven methodology includes a vast range of quality and durability checks, biomechanical measurements and surface testing.


About Act Global

Act Global is a world leader in synthetic turf technology with an ISO 9001 Quality Certified manufacturing facility in Calhoun, Georgia, and field installations in over 90 countries. Act Global is a FIFA Quality Licensee and preferred supplier for World Rugby, the International Hockey Federation, and the United Soccer League. The Act Global UBU Speed Series is the leading brand for NFL & NCAA Division I Football Fields has been featured in the New Orleans Superdome 2013, 2017, and 2018, New York Met Life Stadium 2014, and Minneapolis U.S. Bank Stadium 2016 and 2019.

About General Sports Surfaces

General Sports Surfaces are specialists in turn-key sports design and construction of artificial and synthetic grass and turf fields and surfaces for football, baseball and soccer for middle school, high school, college and professional stadiums and facilities. We also build and resurface athletic running tracks. From repairs on your running track and football field, to installation of bleachers and scoreboards of your indoor facility, we are the only true turn-key package when it comes to sports fields and facilities in the region.