TAG: synthetic turf

Shaw Sports Turf predicts growth for synthetic turf market

August 26, 2016By

High school sports participation on the rise, creating an increase in synthetic turf playing surfaces. With high school sports participating on the rise in the U.S., Shaw Sports Turf is predicting robust growth for the synthetic turf market based on participation trends in youth sports, the company said in a recent press release. In a recently released report by the... read more

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Southwest Greens Construction to build synthetic turf golf facility in France

April 22, 2016By

Southwest Greens International will construct a synthetic turf 9-hole golf course, academy and driving range near St. Tropez, France, according to a press release from the company. Southwest Greens Construction will supervise the project, which will be built entirely with Southwest Greens’ proprietary performance synthetic turf systems. Consisting of more than 315,000 square feet of turf, the facility will feature Southwest... read more

Senators ask Obama to initiate federal study of crumb rubber

January 22, 2016By

Two Democrats on the Senate Commerce Committee asked President Barack Obama on Jan 21. to initiate a study regarding the potential health risk posed by artificial turf athletic fields and playgrounds made of crumb rubber, according to a news release from the Commerce Committee. In a letter to the president, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal say the possible correlation between crumb... read more

Best practices for building, maintaining sand-based fields

September 23, 2015By

Pacific Northwest Extension Publishing, which encompasses Oregon State University, Washington State University and the University of Idaho, has produced two publications regarding the construction and maintenance of sand-based athletic fields. “Best Management Practices for Construction of Sand-based Athletic Fields for Football and Soccer” and “Best Management Practices for Maintaining Sand-based, Natural Grass Athletic Fields” are both free of charge and available as e-books... read more

Time-lapse video: Boise State’s blue field gets green grass makeover

July 15, 2015By

Boise State University’s renowned blue Astro Turf synthetic football field has been transitioned to green natural grass for the July 18 international soccer club match between Spain’s Athletic Bilbao and Mexico’s Club Tijuana. La Liga rules require a grass field for Bilbao, hence the switch-up. The time-lapse video spans over six days of work. The field will be transitioned back to Astro Turf shortly... read more