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Delaware County Electric Cooperative helped Sportsfield Specialties Inc. establish its manufacturing facility in Delhi, N.Y. Not only did this open a path for the co-op to receive a larger share of renewable energy from the state’s power authority, but it’s also helped create permanent jobs for the co-op’s consumer-members.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo handed out early Christmas presents on Thursday, Dec. 11 in the form of $709.2 million in economic and community development funding to hundreds of organizations across New York state. Several Catskills organizations, including MTC Cable, Catskill Mountainkeeper and the village of Sidney, received over a million dollars each.

The home of Army baseball, R.H. Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field, is finally getting a press box. An enclosed multilevel steel and glass structure weighing about 12 tons that was built by Sportsfield Specialties in Delhi, N.Y., will be delivered to West Point by flatbed truck and then hoisted by crane for installation this month. The new box will have seating for up to 12 writers, scoring and sports information staff.

If Cam Newton fails at football, he could have a heckuva career in politics. Because while we've all seen Auburn's Heisman-hyped quarterback masterfully sidestep 260-pound linebackers since September, we've witnessed something else over the past two weeks.

NFL Films Presents offers a look at the history and manufacture of goal posts, highlighting a Delhi factory, according to a media release.

A conversation with Eric Hulbert, chief of operations at Sportsfield Specialties Inc., the company that made the surprisingly complex field goals for Sunday's Super Bowl. Originally published at Esquire.

DELHI, N.Y. (AP) - When the kickers in the Super Bowl line up to attempt field goals and extra points during this Sunday’s NFL championship game, they’ll be aiming between uprights made by an upstate New York Company.

Touchdown! Eyes looking for scores during NFL Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday will see goal posts made by a manufacturer in Delhi. A Sportsfield Specialties Inc. team of welders, engineers, managers and others were involved in the making the two customized aluminum goal posts standing at either end of the football field at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Abner Doubleday, an 1842 West Point graduate, is said to have devised the game of baseball while on leave from the U.S. Military Academy in 1839, drawing out the diamond and the rules of the game. He called the game "Base Ball," but it was patterned after a game called rounders which was played by boys and girls in England.

Delhi, NY (WBNG Binghamton) When you watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, pay particular attention to the field goal attempts. A Delaware County manufacturer constructed the goal posts.

As part of its desire to make the kicking aspect of scoring more exciting and unpredictable for fans, the National Football League has called upon its leading goal post supplier, Sportsfield Specialties Inc. (SSI) in Delhi, NY, to make custom 14-foot crossbars that will narrow the width of the goal posts for the 2015 Pro Bowl. The game, the league’s annual showcase of its top stars will be played Sunday, Jan. 25 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ, the same venue that will host the Super Bowl one week later.

NEW YORK -- The goal posts for Saturday's Army-Notre Dame game at Yankee Stadium went up about 10 days after the end of the baseball season. Sod was laid over the infield two weeks ago. Yard lines were painted last week.

Football fans across the country will get to see exactly how football goal posts are made at Sportsfield Specialties Inc. (SSI) thanks to an upcoming edition of NFL Films Presents scheduled to air on cable network Fox Sports 1 (Tuesday, Dec. 16, 8:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. ET and Sunday, Dec. 21 10:00 a.m. ET).

Last year in the NFL, 35 different kickers made a total of 1,262 extra points and 863 field goals over the course of the regular season, and chances are good that not once did any of them — or any of us watching — think twice about the goalposts those kicks sailed through.

As Kerry Page, Associate Director for Athletic Facilities and Sports Turf at the University of Mississippi watched on Saturday, Oct. 4 as thousands of rowdy fans stormed the field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, he knew immediately what the Rebels dramatic 23-17 comeback win over Alabama meant: He’d be needing to get new goal posts in time for the next home game against Tennessee Oct. 18.

Pedestrians, drivers, spectators and even track and field athletes whose activities bring them near the baseball and softball stadiums on the campus of The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN can now forego the anxious skyward looks whenever they hear the crack of the bat. The reason: an imposing ball safety netting system surrounding both stadiums that was manufactured and installed by Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. (SSI).

BALTIMORE — Football fields are 360 feet long and 160 feet wide, but when it comes to the goal posts, every inch counts. Don Follett, the head groundskeeper for the Baltimore Ravens, knows this well. He was hunched over a square hole behind one end zone at M&T Bank Stadium on Wednesday, adjusting the bolts that secured the gooseneck of the goal post in the ground. The crossbar was about one inch too short, and Follett was tightening the bolts to raise its elevation to the mandated 10 feet.

A conversation with Eric Hulbert, chief of operations at Sportsfield Specialties Inc., the company that made the surprisingly complex field goals for Sunday's Super Bowl.

Last year in the NFL, 35 different kickers made a total of 1,262 extra points and 863 field goals over the course of the regular season, and chances are good that not once did any of them -- or any of us watching -- think twice about the goalposts those kicks sailed through.

Delhi, NY (WBNG Binghamton) When you watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, pay particular attention to the field goal attempts. A Delaware County manufacturer constructed the goal posts.

With the push of a button, the goalpost sinks to the ground in less than a minute, using a hydraulic hinge at the base. This style of goal post is used at the Florida Citrus Bowl, MetLife Stadium and the University of Phoenix Stadium. They are made by Sportsfield Specialties in Delhi, N.Y. and cost about $13,000 per pair.

The uprights that reach to the sky on NFL goalposts will be 5 feet higher this season. The simple aim is to help officials better eyeball whether field goal tries that fly high split the uprights. But when it comes to making that structural change, the devil is in the details.

Ted Goldberg takes a look inside Sportsfield Specialties, a Delhi-based company that builds football goalposts, soccer goals and baseball dugouts.

The bond linking a Delaware County company with the National Football League has strengthened as byproduct of a rule change mandating heightening of goal posts' uprights.

When the Super Bowl is played at MetLife Stadium — the home of the New York Giants and Jets that opened in 2010 — for the first time Sunday, there will be an upstate New York presence on the field. But it’s not in the form of a quarterback, coach or referee.

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