Today In Patriots History – August 10th, 1984 from Patriots.com:
The Patriots install a new SuperTurf surface at Sullivan Stadium. The original SuperTurf was installed in 1977.
Exciting, we know. But lets be clear here, SuperTurf is not to be confused with AstroTurf, which is not to be confused with Field Turf, which is the current surface at Gillette Stadium. The current surface came after a few years of horrible grass surface in the earlier part of this decade. By November and December, the surface would pretty much turn to mud, which some construed as an advantage for the Patriots.