Rebroadcast: Allen Reed – FCD Director of Stadium Grounds

We’re coming off the craziest week at Toyota Stadium that we can remember, and the pitch held up wonderfully. It weathered (pardon the pun) 5″ of rain, 4 Women’s National Team matches, 1 high school football game, a 25,000 attendee concert, and an FC Dallas match.

Allen Reed, Adam Portenier and his team can take all of the credit for how the field has held up.

We talked to Allen about the Toyota Stadium drainage system and preparing for rain, dealing with concerts, customizing the field for the team, and putting designs on the field.