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January 17, 2014

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Featured image 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil kicks
off on hybrid grass

The DESSO GrassMaster system is currently being installed at the newly built “Arena de Sao Paulo” in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The stadium has been chosen to host the Opening Ceremony and opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Find out how a natural grass and artificial fiber combination anchors the field.
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Welcome to the new Athletic Turf
North Coast Media and its Golfdom and Landscape Management brands are pleased to reveal the Athletic Turf website,, a new and significantly improved source for the sports turf market. We listened to you, our readers, and designed a place for you to find industry news and exclusive content.
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Synthetic turf rises in popularity with gyms, fitness centers
By Terrie Ward
With the new year comes much attention to the number one resolution — get in shape and lose weight. Many fitness and wellness facilities are selecting synthetic grass for their weight training and workout rooms. Take a look at a few facilities that feature synthetic turf.
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TPI appoints new executive director
By Jim Novak
Melanie Stanton has accepted the position of Executive Director of Turfgrass Producers International — and brings with her years of successful experience. Meet her at the International Education Conference and Field Day February 24-27 in Orlando, Fla.
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Featured image SporTurf installs synthetic turf athletic field in Tennessee town
Farragut, Tenn. opened a new Synthetic Turf Field provided by SporTurf. The town of Farragut hired SporTurf’s dealer PLAYRITE, LLC to install a 71,200 sq. ft. synthetic turf athletic field at Mayor Bob Leonard Park for town residents to play soccer, lacrosse and other sports and games year-round.
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Sacramento State selects new Mondo track surface
Sacramento State is reestablishing itself as a go-to venue for track and field championships by installing Mondo's new Super X 720 track. And they are sure to be the only ones "playing the field" — the university will be among the first in the world with the new surface.
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Featured image STMA Conference app to enhance networking, gain feedback
Are you attending the STMA Conference January 21-24 in San Antonio, Texas? STMA revealed its new, free app to complement the conference and enhance networking opportunities. Check out the useful features.
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      [STMA gears up for its 25th annual event]
      [STMA announces Field of the Year winners]
Brandt to acquire Grigg Bros.
Brandt announced that it has a definitive letter of intent to acquire Grigg Brothers, a leader in the industry since 1995. Find out how this will transform the sports turf business with expanded capabilities, relationships and reach.
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Byrne & Jones to update Bayless athletic facilities
Byrne & Jones Sports has begun work on a $1.1 million upgrade to athletic facilities for the Bayless School District aimed at reviving the district’s sports programs. Bayless High School hasn’t fielded a track team since the early 1980s and has never had a football or lacrosse team. All that is about to change.
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