Two days after New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a season-ending Achilles injury at MetLife Stadium, the NFL Players Association is calling for all stadiums in the league to make the switch to natural grass.
"Moving all stadium fields to high quality natural grass surfaces is the easiest decision the NFL can make," NFLPA executive director Lloyd Howell said in a statement released Wednesday morning. "The players overwhelmingly prefer it and the data is clear that grass is simply safer than artificial turf. It is an issue that has been near the top of the players’ list during my team visits and one I have raised with the NFL."
The newly-installed FieldTurf Core surface at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford is described as "a multilayer, dual-polymer monofilament fiber" artificial surface, and it was put down both inside the stadium and inside the New York Giants' practice field house across the parking lot this offseason.
NFL players and coaches have their thoughts on the matter, some of them voicing their opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
What stadiums have real grass?
Here is a look at the 30 NFL stadiums (that are home to 32 teams) and which ones have artificial turf fields vs. natural grass, according to NFL team websites:
NFL stadiums with artificial turf (14)
New York Giants and New York Jets, MetLife Stadium
Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium
Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Seattle Seahawks, Lumen Field
New Orleans Saints, Caesars Superdome
Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium
Houston Texans, NRG Stadium
Detroit Lions, Ford Field
Cincinnati Bengals, Paul Brown Stadium
Buffalo Bills, Highmark Stadium
Carolina Panthers, Bank of America Stadium
New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium
Minnesota Vikings, U.S. Bank Stadium
NFL stadiums with natural grass (16)
Lambeau Field, Green Bay Packers
San Francisco 49ers, Levi’s Stadium
Philadelphia Eagles, Lincoln Financial Field
Pittsburgh Steelers, Acrisure Stadium
Arizona Cardinals, State Farm Stadium
Las Vegas Raiders, Allegiant Stadium
Kansas City Chiefs, GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
Miami Dolphins, Hard Rock Stadium
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raymond James Stadium
Tennessee Titans, Nissan Stadium
Washington Commanders, FedEx Field
Chicago Bears, Soldier Field
Cleveland Browns, FirstEnergy Stadium
Denver Broncos, Empower Field at Mile High
Jacksonville Jaguars, TIAA Bank Field
Baltimore Ravens, M&T Bank Stadium
This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Turf vs. grass: List of NFL stadiums with real grass vs. turf fields