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January 29, 2014

Super Bowl to feature Delhi-made goal posts

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MetLife Stadium opened as the new home of the Giants and Jets in 2012 but came off the drawing board with plans to host more than football, the release said. The stadium was designed also to host concerts, international soccer matches, and dirt races featuring motorcycles and super-charged pickup trucks.

Moxley said the goal posts at MetLife Stadium were installed in August 2012.

Moxley said the firm offers a number of innovative goal posts, including their patented AdjustRight series.

“MetLife management requested customized manually hinged posts that would mount to a base plate system beneath the field,” Moxley said in a prepared statement.

“Removing the posts is accomplished by attaching a cable from a maintenance vehicle to a tab welded to the goose-neck section of the post and then using the hinge mechanism to gradually lower the entire post to the field for removal and storage,” he said. “For re-installation, the post is placed on the field and attached to the hinge mechanism before being pulled to an upright position.”

Sportsfield Specialties goal posts are on the horizon to be installed at two future professional stadiums. Moxley said the company expects to install football goal posts during the next couple of years for the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons, projects that are in design and pre-construction phases.

The Delhi company’s goal posts also are in place at the NFL venue of Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

“Working with the customer to meet their specific equipment needs is central to what we do,” Wayne Oliver, president of Sportsfield Specialties, said in the release. “That dedication to innovation and customer service has meant increased recognition and sales for our football goal posts.”

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