The undefeated Arizona Cardinals host the Green Bay Packers at State Farm Stadium on Thursday night.
The Arizona Cardinals are the lone remaining undefeated team in the NFL, as they have won all seven of their games thus far. But on Thursday night, they faced a 6-1 Green Bay Packers team that was hit with multiple absences due to COVID-19 protocols.
Arizona had the chance to go 8-0 during Thursday Night Football at State Farm Stadium.
Is the Arizona Cardinals field real grass?
The field at State Farm Stadium is natural grass, and also retractable. The playing field is in a deep tray and rolled inside the venue on 546 steel wheels for Cardinals games, and outside for concerts or other events. The process takes about 70 minutes, per State Farm Stadium’s official website.
Here is what stadium website says about the retractable playing field:
Designed to have the feel and playability of a traditional grass playing surface, the field allows sporting events to be played on natural grass (Tifway 419) indoors while providing unrestricted access to the stadium floor for events and staging and getting the maximum amount of sunshine and nourishment when parked outside in the desert sun.
Watch the Arizona Cardinals field grass retract
You can take a look at the process in the following video, courtesy of Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson.