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.
Sportsfield Specialties specifically designed the goal posts for MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Because the stadium is used for multiple things, including concerts and monster truck races, the company created a manual-hinge design, which lets the posts be taken down and put up easily.
The 40-foot tall and 18.6-foot wide posts are the normal yellow, but one of the first posts in the NFL that are powder coated, which lasts longer and is better for the environment.
"It's really special for us to get to see our goal posts in action," said Dave Moxley of Sportsfield Specialties.
These specific posts were installed at MetLife field in 2012. Leaders said they are sure they will hold up for the big game.
"There's been players dunking on them all year so there should be no issues," Moxley said.
Sportsfield Specialties started making field goal posts from its site in Delhi a decade ago. The team of about 100 now produces hundreds of goal posts each year.
"The owner of the company, Scott Clark, very loyal man, good business guy, decided that he wanted to keep what few jobs are left in Delaware County here," said Chief of Operations Eric Hulbert.
Moxley and Hulbert agreed, what they contributed to this year's Super Bowl is one of the most important things on the field.
"It could be the difference between the winner and the loser," Moxley said.
Sportsfield Specialties just outfitted Binghamton University's softball and baseball fields. It's responsible for most of the outdoor athletic equipment at schools in the Greater Binghamton area.