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Lawsuit focuses on tab for Super Bowl venue’s turf

Lawsuit focuses on tab for Super Bowl venue’s turf

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2014 file photo, the NFL logo at midfield of MetLife Stadium is illuminated by lights on television reporters' videocameras as members of the media are given a tour under a tarp used by crews to keep the turf dry ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, N.J. As the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks prep for their Feb. 2, 2014 showdown in the Super Bowl, a legal fight is playing out over the very turf installed months ago at the NFL title game's venue. Taylor Turf Installation Inc. is suing the MetLife Stadium's operators and the company that hired the suburban St. Louis company, seeking more than $292,000 that Taylor Turf claims it still is owed for hustling to install the stadium's playing surface last summer. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File

Lawsuit focuses on tab for Super Bowl venue’s turf

JIM SUHR, Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — As the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks prep for their showdown in the Super Bowl, a legal fight is playing out over the turf installed last summer at the NFL title game’s venue.

Missouri-based Taylor Turf Installation Inc. is suing MetLife Stadium’s operators over $292,000 the St. Louis-area company says it still is owed for installing the stadium’s playing surface.

Taylor Turf’s suit in New Jersey names New Meadowlands Stadium Co. LLC and Dalton, Ga.-based Turf Industry Inc., the company that hired Taylor for the job. Neither returned telephone messages seeking comment Friday.

A MetLife Stadium spokeswoman says in a statement to The Associated Press the matter is between Taylor Turf and the Georgia company, with the stadium’s operators not involved in the contractual dispute.

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