Five week blitz at Mile High

November 2, 2016By

The grounds crew at Sports Authority Field at Mile High had their work cut out for them at the beginning of the NFL season this year. Mile High, home to the Denver Broncos, kicked off the NFL season with five consecutive weeks of sporting events, including two preseason games, the Colorado State/Colorado rivalry college football game, the NFL season opener and... read more

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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

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

Help from the future

August 26, 2016By

The athletic grounds staff at Clemson (S.C.) University maintains some of the most recognizable 80 acres of turf in collegiate sports, but only has a full-time staff of five. Luckily there’s a quality turfgrass program at the school with students ready to work that fills out the staff. Kevin Bell, known as K.C., Clemson’s assistant supervisor of athletic grounds, transferred... read more

Carolina Panthers, high school break ground on new field

May 20, 2016By

Sylva, N.C.-based Smoky Mountain High School, along with the Carolina Panthers, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony May 20 to commemorate the installation of a new athletic field from AstroTurf, AstroTurf announced in a recent release. The new playing surface is being paid for in part by a $200,000 grant provided by the Panthers. “This AstroTurf system will expand field usage,... read more