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TAG: safety

Field safety best practices

April 17, 2018By

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) has made available several educational resources to help sports turf managers provide safe, playable athletic fields for athletes. These bulletins include a troubleshoot tip sheet, a safety and maintenance checklist for football/soccer fields, a checklist for baseball/softball facilities, lightning safety guidelines and field hardness testing. In addition, there are videos and links for university resources... read more

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Nearly invisible netting to protect fans at 10 MLB stadiums

April 11, 2016By

Beginning this year, more Major League Baseball fans seated close to the action will be protected by screens thanks to barely visible systems developed and installed by Promats Athletics, a new release from the company reported. This new system uses netting manufactured by NET Systems and is made with Black Dyneema material. Promats Athletics’ new netting will protect fans in... read more

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STMA: Turfgrass Ph.D. says research shows crumb rubber use not alarming

January 22, 2016By
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Synthetic turf with crumb rubber infill has been installed on fields around the world, but it recently has been under scrutiny. Many are blaming the infill for causing disease, state legislation is calling for further studies and one Washington community has temporarily banned use of the product. An attendee of a panel discussion hosted by Civitas at the 2016 Sport Turf Managers Association... read more

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