In a survey released by the NFL Players Association ranking the playing surfaces throughout the NFL, Cleveland Browns Stadium was ranked 16th out of 18 stadiums in the NFL that have a natural playing surface. University of Phoenix Stadium (Arizona Cardinals) was tops on the list, followed by the Raymond James Stadium (Tampa Bay Buccaneers). Only Soldier Field (Chicago Bears) and the Oakland Coliseum (Oakland Raiders) were ranked lower than Cleveland.â†µ
Lambeau Field, home of the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers came in 5th among natural grass stadiums.â†µ
As for the rest of the AFC North, Heinz Field (Pittsburgh Steelers) was ranked 15th. M&T Bank Stadium was 9th on the list of stadiums with an artificial surface, while Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati Bengals) came in 11th.â†µ
Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis Colts) was tops, followed by Meadowlands Stadium (New York Jets, New York Giants) and then the Superdome (New Orleans Saints). Cowboys Stadium (Dallas Cowboys), where Super Bowl XLV was played on Sunday, was ranked 5th. I don't know about you, but the turf looked awful on Sunday, especially between the 40s where the Super Bowl logo was.â†µ
Ralph Wilson Stadium (Buffalo Bills) was ranked last among artificial turf fields.