Last week the NFL Players Association released its 2010 NFL Players Playing Surfaces Opinion Survey. They polled 1,619 active NFL players from all 32 teams on their thoughts about the fields they play on.
The field at Arrowhead Stadium did not receive high marks. The players ranked it No. 13 among the 18 grass playing fields
That’s the same ranking it received in 2008 and in 2006 it ranked No. 14.
Opinion is different among Chiefs players, as 84.5 percent of the players ranked the Arrowhead field good to excellent.
The best grass playing field as far as the players are concerned is the field at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The worst grass field in the league was at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
The best artificial turf field was at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, while the players voted the worst fake field as that of the Metrodome in Minneapolis.
Here’s how the players ranked the fields, both grass and artificial:
GRASS ARTIFICIAL TURF
|Arizona||Univ. of Phoenix||
|Tampa Bay||Raymond James||
|Carolina||Bank of America||
|Green Bay||Lambeau Field||
|St. Louis||Jones Dome|