The new MetLife Stadium turf passed Wednesday’s extra inspection. Giants-Niners on Sunday is a go.
“Yesterday, representatives from the NFL, NFLPA, MetLife Stadium, the Giants and Jets, Field Turf and the independent field inspector conducted an additional review of the field surface at MetLife Stadium,” the league said in a statement. “The group again verified that the field meets all applicable standards and protocols for NFL field surfaces.”
The inspection included a frame-by-frame analysis of all the Niners’ injuries against the Jets in last week’s win, as well as a review of the cleats players used in the game.
The grounds crew will conduct an additional inspection of the field within 72 hours of the game, per standard NFL protocol of every stadium each week. But now it’s clear the new turf, whose installation was completed on June 8, will play host to its third NFL regular season game on Sunday.