With Soc Takes reporting the Cosmos would be utilizing the turf formerly used by Rayo OKC and a source telling us the same, TICC reached out to the Cosmos for some clarity on what to expect.
“We are using the Nexxfield X-Gen system for the 2017 season,” said Cosmos COO Erik Stover. “This system is used by the Montreal Impact at Olympic Stadium. The field is designed to have only soccer lines with no other logos or markings.”
While he did not confirm whether the Nexxfield did come from Rayo, a March 2016 post on the Rayo site indicates that the field utilized there was an X-Gen variant and also notes the Montreal Impact aspect.
The field found itself the unlikely focus of a public
turf war tug-of-war as minority owner Sean Jones repossessed it mid-season during a dispute with members of the Rayo Vallecano ownership side of the club.
Overall, this is positive news for the club who looked to rid itself of the poor visuals that Hofstra University presented them with and corrects those issues at MCU Park.
Soc Takes reports the Cosmos will lease the field for the full 2017 season.