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STMA Las Vegas groundskeeper
bets on green

As youth sports has grown over the last 20 years, so has the demand for good winter locations to host tournaments. Enter Las Vegas, a destination city fun for mom and dad, with plenty of hotel rooms — and now sports fields — to host large tournaments. The City of Las Vegas Park Maintenance Field Supervisor Ronald Baum is in charge of it all. Learn more about his story.
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ION Petco Park floods after
massive storm hits San Diego

Just a month before hosting the World Baseball Classic, Petco Park encountered a significant amount of rainfall — yeah, sometimes it actually rains in Southern California — and the drainage could not keep up. Check out some images of this typically sunny site.
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Turface Athletics teams up with sports associations to recognize exceptional athletic field management
The awards, recognizing excellence in field management at the high school and college levels, were made by four different athletic associations to the coaches, field managers and organizations who go above and beyond to create beautiful and safe playing conditions for their student-athletes. Meet the winners.
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ION New tech spotlight: ION, an autonomous athletic field sprayer
The Intelligent One, known as the ION, from Turf Tank is an autonomous athletic field sprayer that allows municipalities, schools districts and colleges to paint sports fields without any operator intervention. Watch the full video to learn more about this new technology.
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Graco Graco makes updates to its LineLazer 3400 airless line striper
In addition to a new frame compatible with the 15-gallon paint hopper and the EZ-bead system, the upgraded LineLazer 3400 features the EasyMark Spray Gun Adjustment System for accurate and repeatable gun adjustments. Learn about the other upgraded features.
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STMA Thirteen facilities earn Environmental Facility Certification
The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) rolled out its Environmental Facility Certification Program in June 2016. Since that time 13 facilities have achieved the designation and eight more are up for consideration.
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STMA seeks presenters for 2018 conference
STMA is seeking engaging presentations in the areas of sports turf management, design and construction, environmental regulation and compliance, professional development, and new technologies and research. Read on to find out how you can apply.
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Super-Sod adds new sales representative
Super-Sod, a division of Patten Seed Co., added Kevin Farrell as an outside sales representative for customers in the area of Raleigh and Cary, N.C.
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