Super Bowl field issues, slippery turf slammed after Chiefs vs. Eagles: 'Do better, NFL'

The playing surface at State Farm Stadium in Glendale became a hot topic of conversation during Super Bowl 57 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday as players struggled with their footing throughout the game, a 38-35 Chiefs win.

FOX sideline reporter Tom Rinaldi said half a dozen Eagles players changed their cleats at halftime and the grass is a new breed of turf called Tahoma 31. It was an issue from pregame warmups through the game.

"They were sticking to the ground. I changed before the game," Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Snead said of his cleats.

The grass used in the game took nearly two years and more than $800,000 to prepare for Sunday.

"Wore different ones the second half," Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert said. "The field was tearing up a little bit. But once again, we were playing on the same field as the Chiefs and it really didn’t have a reason on the outcome."

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Workers remove loose grass at halftime during Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium in Glendale on Feb. 12, 2023.

Social media sounded off on the grass playing surface during and after the game:

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The Republic's Jose M. Romero contributed to this story.

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