Painting the windows of the Astrodome significantly improved the situation for the players, but in turn led to the grass inside dying from a lack of light. It was replaced with an artificial alternative, which became known as AstroTurf.

Whether Revere referred to the approaching army as ‘regulars’ or ‘Redcoats’ is unclear, but his cry had the intended consequence of signalling the march of troops towards the Massachusetts village of Concord.