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Taylor High will play on the same turf on which the Ravens celebrated last year's Super Bowl win.

If the Taylor (North Bend, Ohio) football team needs inspiration this coming fall, the players will just need to look down.

That's because next season Taylor will play on the turf from the Superdome in New Orleans — very same turf that hosted countless NFL superstars.

In addition to being the home of New Orleans Saints stars Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham, the turf was also the scene for the 2013 Super Bowl between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers, as well as the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl between Oklahoma and Alabama.

The turf, which was delivered to the school Monday morning, is said to be worth close to a million dollars. But because it is used (the Superdome replaces its turf each year), the school was able to purchase it for about $146,000, according to Taylor athletic director Larry Herges.

Only 30 games have been played on the turf, and according to Herges it comes with an 8-year warranty and could last 15 years.