Minnesota United FC names Toro as official turf equipment and irrigation partner

July 21, 2017By

With the debut of Major League Soccer in Minnesota, Minnesota United has selected Bloomington-based Toro as the official partner of turf equipment and irrigation. The multi-year agreement, in partnership with Toro distributor MTI Distributing, builds on a relationship that began in 2015. “As we began to consider plans for the care and maintenance of both the grass on the pitch... read more

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New L.A. stadium for Chargers, Rams delayed one year

May 19, 2017By

The new stadium that is being built for the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, Calif., will be delayed almost a year, to the start of the 2020 NFL season. Developers, who broke ground on the project in November 2016, blamed the postponement on record rainfall during the excavation phase of construction, according to an article from the Los Angeles Times.... read more

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The US Soccer Foundation, Brock USA team up for Safe Places to Play Program

May 16, 2017By

The US Soccer Foundation chose Brock USA as its exclusive shock pad provider for synthetic fields in the Safe Places to Play Program. The program provides grants for underserved communities to update unsafe play spaces to state-of-the-art soccer fields. With the involvement of Brock and AstroTurf, the national program will provide grants three times a year to under-served communities to... read more

A robot to keep your ION

February 17, 2017By

In a better world a sports field managers would have a robot bring them a drink and then paint all of the lines of any sports field you can think of without assistance. Well, for those turf professionals willing to make the investment there’s a machine that is on its way to doing one of those things. Bad news, they’re... read more

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New tech aims to reduce concussions, keep players safe

January 17, 2017By

With legends like Bo Jackson saying he never would have played in the NFL if he had known about football’s risk of concussion, and with what feels like weekly studies reporting new findings on the relationship between turf and head trauma, helmet to helmet trauma, and so on, there seems to be a lot of information, but not a lot... read more

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