TifGrand Bermudagrass from Buy Sod, Inc. was installed on July 15, 16, and 17 at RFK Stadium, home of Major League Soccer’s DC United.   Following a concert event, the field was stripped, laser graded and installed by Buy Sod, Inc. in preparation for a DC United soccer game only 9 days following sod installation.   TifGrand is a new, fine textured bermudagrass developed by the University of Georgia with superior turf density and wear tolerance.  It also possesses moderate shade tolerance and is quickly becoming the new standard for athletic fields in the transition zone.