The Philadelphia Eagles start the 2017 NFL season with two road games, but the Axalta-coated field goal posts at Lincoln Financial Field will be on display when the team returns home for a Week 3 showdown with the rival New York Giants.
Alesta® Polyester Architectural AE Gloss RAL 1016 in Sulfur Yellow was used to coat the posts "due to its high-performance coverage, durability, and functionality," according to Axalta Marketing Communications Specialist Heather Marter.
“We recently reevaluated our overall procedure because we found ourselves having to repaint the field goal posts multiple times during the year,” said Tony Leonard, director of grounds for the Eagles. “We went to our partner Axalta Coating Systems to find a solution that would provide us with the durability we need. Thanks to their innovation and expertise in the field, Axalta’s reliable coating will allow our field goal posts to withstand the weather elements and maintain NFL specifications.”
The broad range of Alesta architectural grade polyesters includes a variety of finishes and effects, which give a game-winning appearance while covering surface imperfections and providing excellent outdoor durability, Marter said. Alesta AR 300 Polyester coatings meet and exceed AAMA 2603 standards and carry up to a 10-year UV resistance warranty, she said. They are manufactured and individually tested in accordance with ISO 9000 quality systems to ensure excellent performance and color consistency, Marter added.
“In addition to providing high-performance industrial coatings, as a Philadelphia-based company, Axalta has a strong partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles through the Axalta All-Pro Teacher program, the Axalta Tunnel Club, and a variety of other ongoing community activities,” said Michael Cash, president, Industrial Coatings. “Coating the Eagles’ goal posts is meaningful to our relationship with the team, as well as our relationship with the great city of Philadelphia.”
Additionally, Axalta coats goal posts at high school and college fields, as well as other NFL stadiums.
The Eagles finished the 2016 season with a 7-9 record.
Photo courtesy Axalta/Philadelphia Eagles