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Patriots rip out grass at Gillette, installing FieldTurf

Updated: November 14, 2006, 8:57 PM ET
Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots began installing a synthetic field surface Tuesday to be used in time for their next home game Nov. 26 against Chicago.

John Clayton: Quick Hits

ClaytonIt's rare to see a team convert its home field from grass to turf in the middle of the season. But the Patriots had no choice. Their grass field was horrible. Re-sodding didn't help. The fact owner Bob Kraft did this with only three games remaining shows how bad the field was.

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