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Artificial Turf is a Hit Among High School Baseball Teams

Artificial turf is a new hit among baseball players. One high school team in Nevada had artificial turf installed in their baseball field and the players and coach love it. It cost the school a quarter of a million dollars to install the turf. This initial cost will be recouped later on in money they save on maintenance. The coach says that he's wanted to install the artificial turf in the baseball field for years. The main reason they installed the artificial turf is the weather. During the stormy spring season, for example, the team had to spend countless hours waiting for the field to be repaired after rainfall. Now that they have artificial turf installed, they can be playing on the field in as little as an hour after rainfall. The players love it too. The shortstop says that the artificial turf gives the field a uniform surface so that he can anticipate where the ball is going to go and how it will bounce on the field. No more bad hops. Also, when sliding into the base, he says it's like sliding on really nice grass every time. The coach expects the artificial turf field to last 12 to 14 years.   ...
April 1, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Sports Turf, Football Field, Sports Athority, High School Sports

Artificial Turf Fields to be Built in Petaluma, CA

Artificial turf fields are on their way to Petaluma, CA. Three artificial turf fields are scheduled to be installed at a Petaluma park. Artificial turf fields will also be installed later at two high schools who are following suit. Parents have expressed their concerns however concerning risk of bacterial infections, heat conduction, the effects of crumb rubber, and increased risk of physical injuries to players. One parent says that her son suffered a staph infection after scraping his elbow at a summer sports camp in Berkeley last summer. Experts say however that there is no elevated risk of bacterial infections as long as the artificial turf sports field is bleached and cleaned properly regularly. They say that bacterial infections are much more likely to occur from exposure to bacteria in locker rooms. Regarding increased risk of physical injury, experts say that there is nothing inherently risky about synthetic turf itself. Rather, what increases the risks is cleat size. Taller cleats are more hazardous than smaller cleats. Officials are currently researching alternatives to crumb rubber. Some possible alternatives are coconut and organic cork. Finally, official say that the increased playing time and lack of maintenance issues they'll face with the artificial turf outweighs any of the negative risks. ...
March 31, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Synthetic Grass, Synthetic Turf, Backyard, Sports Turf, Football Field, Football Field, Sports Athority, High School Sports, Soccer Field Layout, Soccer Fields

Pennsylvania County School Board Votes on Synthetic Turf Field

A school board in Middletown, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, are weighing the pros and cons of installing synthetic turf in one of their school's sports field. And synthetic turf seems to be in the lead. The school board will vote this week on whether to move forward with the $1.5 million project.

Because of the field's drainage issues, they are considering synthetic turf. Installing synthetic turf would increase the usability of the field, which with the current natural grass surface can only support 40 events per year. Synthetic turf would support 400, ten times that of natural turf. This increased usability would allow all of the clubs and sports teams to have access to the field and increase student morale.

The investment of a natural turf upgrade would be less initially but over ten years the cost to maintain would be $595,000. Synthetic turf, on the other hand, would cost $1.57 million but would allow the field to be leased out to interested groups, generating income for the entire district, and wouldn't require any maintenance.

Some pointed out in the school board meeting that no matter what materials is installed in the fields the tendency is to let groups use the fields for free, which costs are deducted from taxpayer money.

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March 23, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Sports Turf, Football Field, Sports Athority, High School Sports

School Sells Ad Space on Field Surface to Pay for Synthetic Turf

For many high schools, installing synthetic turf gives their teams a competitive edge. The synthetic turf surface allows them to practice on the field 365 days a year, no matter the weather conditions, and habituates them to playing on a surface material that is quickly becoming the standard material in high school sports. However, installing the synthetic turf in the field can be prohibitively expensive for many high schools.

A high school in Belleville, IL, has taken a novel approach to raising the necessary funds to pay for their new synthetic turf field. The high school has sold ad space on the surface of the field itself to local companies. The field currently has 20 ads displayed in panels in the synthetic turf itself, including a local Chick-Fil-A. Additional funding for the synthetic turf field came from clubs and donations.

The ad panels are currently sold for five-year periods, and when the companies want to remove the ads, all the high school has to do is cut out the turf with the ad display on it and replace it with a synthetic turf that matches the color of the rest of the field, or replace it with a new ad-paneled synthetic turf.

It's a proven effective option of raising money to pay for synthetic turf fields that you may want to propose at your next school board meeting.

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March 20, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Sports Turf, Football Field, Sports Athority, High School Sports

Synthetic Turf Field Politics

The controversy around crumb rubber infill continues as a new in-depth piece in the USA Today was published today surveying the political dispute occurring between school synthetic turf sports field superintendents, environmental agencies, and consumer protection agencies.

On the one hand, the Consumer Product Safety commission is being criticized for publishing a headline in 2008 proclaiming that synthetic turf with crumb rubber infills was "OK to install, OK to play on," despite the fact that the tests they had conducted were not conclusive.

Furthermore, the Environmental Protection Agency has historically supported the use of crumb rubber infills in synthetic turf fieldsd in their effort to recycle old car tires. Due to recent political pressure, they have stated that the safety of such rubbers is not conclusive.

And on the other hand, schools are reticent to allow their turf fields to be tested for fear of negative publicity and having to pay to have their turf fields replaced, which costs more than $1 million, if the tests prove that the fields are harmful to children.

And on still another hand, the Synthetic Turf Council have touted the obvious benefits of synthetic turf, reduced maintenance costs and water savings, etc.

It seems that the debate around synthetic turf crumb rubber infill will just have to continue until conclusive tests have been completed.

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March 16, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Grass, Artificial Lawn, Synthetic Turf, Eco Friendly Products, Sports Turf, Football Field, Sports Athority, High School Sports

Oregon High School Maximizes Field Usage With Synthetic Turf

A high school in Keizer, OR, is beginning to raise money for a new sports field to be installed with synthetic turf. The high school, McNary High School, says if it raises $1 million, they'll be able to get rid of their irregular and inconvenient natural grass field which has patches of dead grass scattered across its face and replace it with synthetic turf, which will save the school district money and increase usability. The school hopes to start converting their current fields to synthetic turf this summer and to have it completed by the next school year.

Among other motivations for wanting to convert the field to synthetic turf is that with so many sports being played on it, it was constantly getting torn up. Installing synthetic turf will eliminate this problem. In fact, according to the report, while the natural grass field can host around 150 activities, synthetic turf on the other hand is able to host around 1,500 -- making synthetic turf the perfect solution for their current usage woes. By installing synthetic turf the fields will be usable by several other teams and clubs to whom they've been previously unusable.

The committee estimates that synthetic turf will save the school districts will save at least $25,000 a year on maintenance expenses.

Indeed, synthetic turf saves school districts money and increase community camaraderie by allow more group activities and opportunities for socializing. It's only a matter of time before synthetic turf becomes the standard groundcover for local high school sports fields.

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March 12, 2015   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Backyard, Football Field, High School Sports

Artificial Grass Indianapolis, IN

Just in a couple of hours from Indianapolis, Indiana, the three high schools have joined the trend of replacing their natural playing grass fields with synthetic grass. Buerk Field, Ron Weigleb Stadium and Gene Sartini Field of Floyds Knobs now feature the artificial turf surfaces. Synthetic grass field is bringing joy and relieve to the players and the directors. The battles of logistical nightmares are finally ending for athletic directors and maintenance personnel by make a decision to put an artificial synthetic turf. Every day the schools had to constantly water the grass field, limit foot traffic on the grass field and keep the grass field alive. "There was a need that existed because we had so many teams (five, counting the neighboring junior high) practicing," school's athletic director reported to the associated press regarding the need of changing their field to the synthetic grass. "It just kind of grew from a necessity to what we could do, what could be done other than giving us more practice space." Making the final decision to lay artificial synthetic turf on the sports playing fields is worth it because the end result will automatically benefit the school and the environment. Some of the factors that most high schools in Indianapolis, IN consider to turn towards synthetic turf are space, cost, and maintenance. Space has always been a concern at New Albany high school, with its land-locked city campus they constantly had to worry about keeping the grass field in shape for players to successfully practices. Other factors that went into the decision of artificial grass included cost savings on maintaining a grass field and safety for athletes. On its two fields, the Floyd County School Corporation spent $1.3 million, which was funded by a bond issue from a state. Providence officials did not reveal the price tag for their new facility; however, at the end the cost was not relevant to what the faculties of schools thought to be beneficial for their sport players. According to the staff, "It's a lot safer environment and practice area for the athletes. Our ability to use the same area over and over is a plus. I can see more and more teams getting it." Louisville city high school players' injuries and the environmental impact on the earth made it worth the price for the final verdict. The three high schools further analyzed the benefits before making a final decision to lay the synthetic grass on their filed. Safety is number one benefit to use the synthetic turf that many consider. According to a five-year study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, high school athletes on the more yielding artificial turf had 55 percent fewer neural injuries, 47 percent fewer cranial or cervical injuries and a 45 percent reduction in long-term injuries. A three-year study among college athletes recorded 74 percent fewer muscle tears and 42 percent fewer ACL knee injuries. Playability is another concern that was brought on the table. The director of facilities for the Louisville city high school said the current grass fields supports only 22 events per year before deteriorating. Games played soon after a heavy rain would reduce the field to a dirty mess where it would increase the chances of player's injuries. After the initial installation cost, the three schools saved money on water, sprinkling system installation and repair, labor costs for maintaining the grass field and machinery for keeping it in shape.Many other neighborhood high schools in Floyd Nobs, Indianapolis are also making a decision to switch the grass field to the artificial grass. The move to artificial turf is not limited to the larger schools. But it is more prevalent among Class 6-A programs, with 20 of the 32 teams in the highest grading arrangement, including cities around Louisville, Indiana, now on board. ...
August 18, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Turf, Artificial Turf Installation, Faux Grass, Football Field

High School - New Turf Sports Fields

Even though it "feels like"  we were hunting aster eggs a few days ago, our favorite season is almost upon us...  FOOTBALL SEASON!!! Whether  you favor the professional teams or maybe college sports is your thing, to matter where you are you can almost smell and feel the energy brewing!  Now take that feeling and multiply it by 1000.This must be what it is like for the 60+ High Schools across the United States that will be playing their first home game on a new field of synthetic turf.  The list of schools is a "Who's-Who's"  of high school sports and the number of teams is growing by the day! When I sat down to write this blog I soon discovered that it would be an easier task to list those who "DID NOT" install a new athletic sports field this year. And I will add that those schools on the "DID NOT" list were only there  because they are waiting for their own installation of artificial grass to begin! Like I stated, the list of educational institutions is vast, however states like Oregon, Louisiana,California, and West Virginia are but a few of the schools we will be hearing about for the next several months.  Keeping in mind this list only refers to the High Schools using the amazing new playing surface.  There are countless Universities and other venues popping up every single day!  The schools that will have their first pitch, first touchdown, or first point on fake will witness first hand what an impeccable and refined surface they are playing on. A field that was tailor made to fit the needs of an athlete of any kind. There is only on question that comes to mind...what will you do with all of your "newly acquired"  spare time?  Time that you used to spend cleaning up muddy footprints. Well?  I guess, lets go warm up the grill! Say hello to A FEW of the schools and teams that will enjoy their first game on new modern turf that was designed with the player in mind... Mountaineer Stadium, TX University of Idaho, ID Oregon University Nolan Catholic, TX Boys Latin, Maryland Washington High School, Washington DePew, High School, IN Pomona Unified, Pomona, CA Ouachita Christian, Monroe, LA Jupiter High School, Palm Beach, FL ...
July 22, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Artificial Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Turf, Fake Grass, Fake Grass, Synthetic Grass, Artificial Lawn, Synthetic Turf, Grass Installation, Grass Installation, Synthetic Turf Supplier, Faux Grass, Landscaping Business, Water Shortage, Sports Turf, Football Field, Sports Athority, Stadium, Artificial Grass Installation

What Is Kool-Max?

Last week we discussed blade design technologies and how it affects different types of artificial grass. Today, we will be talking about Kool-Max. What is Kool-Max? Kool-Max is a technology. Kool-Max was designed to keep artificial grass cooler in hot climates. Kool-Max is new to the industry and is a truly innovative product. Tested in the controlled environment by experts in the synthetic turf industry, KoolMax series of artificial grass are on average 15 degrees cooler than any other turf of the market.The KoolMax is part of the W-Blade series, which as we discussed earlier makes the turf look realistic. KoolMax products stand apart from other products because they deflect light, enhance airflow, limit sheen, and eliminate the shiny look of fake grass. Summer is the perfect season to invest in Kool-Max artificial turf technology. The time to order is now! GST offers some products that use Kool-Max including the W-Blade 60 and the W-Blade 80. GST ships to all states in the U.S. and recommends professional installers to make sure your new lawn looks magnificent. ...
July 7, 2014   |   Artificial Grass, Lawn Care, Gardeners, Football Field

Ottis "O.J" Anderson Professional Opinion

Isn't it amazing how a true testimonial from a professional in any field means so much more than just a person you might pass on the street. As I was watching one of the Global Syn-Turf interviews with Ottis "O.J" Anderson regarding the complexities as well as the numerous synthetic turf styles available... I realized that the need for professional input was valuable no matter what type of information it is. When making a real informed decision it is essential. A real professional making a comment about the quality of any product speaks volumes for those interested. Because Ottis is, right... Global Syn-Turf takes great pride in supplying the consumer a quality product that is also affordable. This is an investment that will last your entire lifetime! Normally the real questions come into play... "Does it feel real? Does it look real?" According to Otis and everyone else who has seen what Global Syn-Turf products can do... the answer to both questions is a resounding and emphatic "YES!" ...
June 25, 2014   |   Football Field
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