Ace Water Heaters warm field at Cleveland Browns Stadium
Cleveland Browns stadium rises twelve stories above Lake Erie and has 72,500 seats, 103 concessions stands, 948 toilets, and 11.65 miles of plumbing pipe. The stadium is also equipped with a state-of-the-art turf conditioning system consisting of more than 40 miles of PEX pipes installed beneath a playing field of natural, fully irrigated turf. The field is 75 yards wide and 115 yards long.
Designed and installed by Virginia-based Rehau Inc., the turf conditioning system distributes heated fluid from a nine Ace B15 Series “G” boilers with 36 BHP and 1,500,000 BTU’s per hour. From the boilers, the fluid moves through an underground piping network. The heat radiates through the soil to keep the grass root zone at a constant temperature, preventing the field from freezing in the region’s icy climate.
Rehau’s innovative turf conditioning system combined with Ace’s high quality “G” series boilers successfully enables healthy green turf to grow long after the normal growing season and allows the facility to host year around outdoor football.