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Atlanta, Ga. The Atlanta Renegades, R.F.C. and Atlanta Silverbacks Park announced Wednesday that work on their brand new FieldTurf® artificial surface rugby field at Silverbacks Park has been progressing quickly and the field could be ready for the Renegades’ April 30 playoff match against Metropolis.

Ground-breaking was held on March 11, 2011, and the new rugby field will be the home field for the Renegades, for both practices and home matches, as well as other special events.

Bob Taylor, President of the Atlanta Renegades, commented that “the Atlanta Renegades have been very pleased with our partnership with the Silverbacks, and particularly to now have a field dedicated to our use for at least the next decade, not only for games but also weekly trainings and for hosting other rugby special events, is a major assets for the club.”

The Atlanta Renegades anticipate that construction of the new rugby field will take approximately five weeks to complete, and anticipate cutting the ribbon on use of the facility for its USA Rugby Division 1 playoff match against Metropolis RFC on Saturday, April 30, 2011.

The Atlanta Silverbacks pro soccer team has also embraced the new rugby field; Chairman Boris Jerkunica stated that “Atlanta Silverbacks Park is proud to welcome Atlanta Renegades RFC as its newest partner and tenant. We look forward to a long and mutually prosperous relationship.”

FieldTurf® is a partner of USA Rugby, and has been instrumental in the planning for the new field.

“FieldTurf® is pleased to have been selected by the Atlanta Renegades RFC for their new rugby field,” commented FieldTurf® Vice President of Marketing Darren Gill, noting that “FieldTurf® provides the safety, traction and durability that rugby players demand.”