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FieldTurf partners with WR Golden Tate for public education campaign

January 12, 2017By

FieldTurf partnered with Detroit Lions wide receiver, Golden Tate, for a public education campaign discussing the science and safety behind FieldTurf’s turf systems. Tate, 28, is one of the few National Football League athletes to have played his entire career on FieldTurf. His 106 NFL games and 5,000 receiving yards has earned him a Phd in “Turfology,” the company said... read more

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No more strings to slow you down

November 2, 2016By

No strings. The future is now! #combibeamrider #mvturf A video posted by GR Davisson (@grdturf) on Aug 1, 2016 at 2:18pm PDT “No strings. The future is now!” That’s what Grant Davisson, turf manager for the Minnesota Vikings, said in an Instragram post when he saw a demonstration of the Beamrider from Fleet. The Beamrider is a walk-behind laser guided line... read more

STMA kicks off fourth annual Mowing Patterns Contest

November 1, 2016By

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) kicked off the fourth annual “Mowing Patterns Contest.” Members wishing to enter can upload a photo of a unique design; only patterns made with mowing equipment are eligible. Deadline to enter via Facebook is Friday, Nov. 18 at 12 a.m. midnight EST. The pattern which receives the most votes will win the contest. Voting is... read more

Behind the scenes: Prepping for the Little League Softball World Series

October 27, 2016By

To go home with the championship trophy, teams in the Little League Softball World Series have to win seven games over an eight-day period against the world’s toughest competitors from Canada, Latin America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and all 50 U.S. states. Mike Hebrard, owner of Oregon-based Athletic Field Design (AFD), knows that nothing about the field preparation for this annual... read more

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Transforming Bristol Speedway into college football’s biggest stage

September 15, 2016By

Tennessee and Virginia Tech met Sept. 10 at the Bristol Motor Speedway, located approximately halfway between the two campuses, for a football match-up unlike any other that weekend. The showdown dubbed the “Battle at Bristol” drew a record-breaking crowd of more than 150,000 fans, effectively shattering the current NCAA single-game record of 115,109 at Michigan Stadium when the Wolverines beat... read more