In an effort to further stir up the speculation on the status of the field at the Razor, I pass on this information. It is only speculation but there are some, at least cursory, connections between a couple sources involved. The word passing through the professional sports turf managers circle is that Gillette is being re-sodded for the upcoming Dolts and Jest games. The field will then be stripped and prepped for installation of Sports Turf (or an equivalent artificial grass) while the Pats head for Green Bay. This will give the crews less than 2 weeks to convert it. The original field manager who oversaw the construction process (and the IMO perfect turf that first season) is will be brought in to oversee the process to ensure the subsurface plumbing, heating and cooling pipes are not damaged (there is actually a need for irrigation on artificial surfaces) and to ensure the integrity of the subsurface remains in tact. The company that installed the Field Turf in UConn's brand-new indoor practice facility (believe it or not, at or near the top as far as state-of-the-art training facilities go in Division 1 football) won the contract to do the installation at Gillette. Once again, FWIW. But I will add that most of the rumors that have surfaced out of this group regarding other fields in the northeast (municipal, high school, collegiate or otherwise) have proven to be true. A few have not.