Turf Use

Tampa Bay Rays to install new artificial turf

February 15, 2017By

The Tampa Bay Rays are planning to install new artificial turf at Tropicana Field, according to a recent article in the Tampa Bay Times. The new surface — developed by Shaw Sports Turf, pending final contract details — will have a similar fiber blade and rubber infill as the current AstroTurf, installed in 2011, the article went on to say. Improvements... read more

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International event turns Marlins Park into a racetrack

January 18, 2017By

Looking good! The second asphalt layer is in place, now we’re onto applying kerbs, tecpro … https://t.co/j3H41dM6xQ pic.twitter.com/ootLA9sqS6 — Race Of Champions (@RaceOfChampions) January 18, 2017 Why yes, you are seeing an asphalt track on the field at Marlins Park. The field is transforming for the North American debut of the Race of Champions, a competition that dates back to 1988.... 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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Pro Football Hall of Fame game moves to Thursday night for 2017 event

January 3, 2017By

After the mix-up during last year’s event, the Pro Football Hall of Fame decided to make a scheduling change to its annual event. This year, the Pro Football Hall of Fame game will be held on Thursday, making the official start of the NFL season the first event in induction weekend, instead of the last, CBS Sports reported. The move... read more

Toro names winner of 2017 Super Bowl Sports Turfgrass Training Program

December 1, 2016By

The Toro Co. named this year’s winner of the annual Toro Super Bowl Sports Turfgrass Training Program. Sean McLaughlin, a plant science major at California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly Pomona), was selected and will be on hand at NRG Stadium in Houston for Super Bowl LI to assist the grounds crew in field preparations. Since 1967, Toro has partnered with... read more

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