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Since 1965, the AstroTurf brand has been driven by forward thinking ingenuity. Today AstroTurf continuously improves its system design to deliver playing surfaces with the most realistic, sport-specific performance, longest lasting durability, and sound player protection.
Phoenix, AZ – For most collegians, the sporting experience is more about fun with friends than Final Fours. Grand Canyon University understands that as much as any school, which is why they’re getting ready to install their fourth AstroTurf® field on campus in the...
Omaha, NE – The iconic AstroTurf® brand has roots in the game of baseball that are legendary, and now their connection to the college game is branching out online. AstroTurf has established a sponsorship program with D1Baseball.com, the web’s leader in content dealing exclusively with Division I baseball.
This new deal was struck in March of this year, making AstroTurf an official partner of D1Baseball.com. The partnership allows AstroTurf to support several channels of social media and website content delivered by D1Baseball.
“We are thrilled to partner with AstroTurf at D1Baseball,” announced Kyle Peterson, owner of D1Baseball and lead college baseball analyst for ESPN. “AstroTurf is a brand synonymous with the changing game of baseball and they are continually striving to grow the game. It’s a brand that has remained at the forefront of baseball for decades and we look forward to a great relationship.”
D1Baseball.com was launched in 2003 and has become a one-stop shop for all things college baseball. Headquartered in the college baseball mecca of Omaha, D1Baseball offers scores, schedules, and standings as well as news, analysis, and commentary. The site is also known for its independent top 25 rankings.
“No other college baseball source offers the invaluable data or the unrivaled expertise found at D1Baseball.com,” said Troy Squires, President of AstroTurf. “We’re really excited to team up with D1B.”
AstroTurf’s commitment to college baseball has been evident for decades. The company’s persistent focus on technological improvements has earned their product line a reputation in the baseball world as the most naturally playing synthetic turf systems on the market. It’s no wonder that 80% of all Division I programs with artificial surfaces play on AstroTurf. AstroTurf is an official partner of the American Baseball Coaches Association, and they are broadening their advocacy of the game by supporting websites like D1Baseball.com and Skipper’s Dugout.
For athletes and sports enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s website at www.astroturf.com.
Port Neches, TX – Southeast Texas may be known for the heat and humidity of summer, but it’s the deluge of rainfall in winter and spring that can wreak havoc on the high school baseball and softball seasons. Port Neches-Groves ISD decided to tackle the problem head-on with a set of brand new, state-of-the-art AstroTurf® ball fields.
The Port Neches-Groves High School Baseball and Softball Complex now boasts two fully synthetic playing surfaces from AstroTurf. These new fields not only mitigate the rain problem, they provide these kids with the same cutting edge artificial surfaces being played on in Division I colleges and the pros.
The synthetic turf for the new fields comes from AstroTurf’s Diamond Series, which features a range of products that are engineered to optimize the playability of each unique area of the baseball or softball field. The RootZone Diamond Blend covers the infield and outfield “grass” portions of a field, and it is comprised of a unique combination of high micron monofilament fibers for structural integrity, slit film fibers for durability, and the patented RootZone fibers for infill consistency. The RootZone Diamond-i is a proprietary fiber blend with shorter pile height that accurately emulates the look and feel of clay. This specialized turf covers the warning tracks, base paths, batter’s box and pitching mound of a baseball diamond, and the entire skinned infield of a softball field. Each of the elements of the playing surface have been meticulously crafted for optimal ball bounce, underfoot feel, and durability.
“All of the reschedules, relocations, and cancellations of both games and practices had been a constant source of frustration for the district,” said Jeff Bergeron, Director of Facilities for PN-G ISD. “Our new AstroTurf fields not only solve the weather issue, they deliver a low maintenance, high performance, consistent playing surface for our student-athletes. It’s a huge win-win for us.”
Swank Sports, a certified AstroTurf distributor, handled installation of the new diamonds, which were completed on February 12th. The project included removal of the old grass and clay fields, implementation of an extensive drainage system and other site work.
The Port Neches-Groves High School softball team opened their season on February 14th with a resounding 12-2 victory over Orangefield High on their new AstroTurf field. The Indians baseball team waited until March 17th to break-in their new diamond after starting the year playing in several out of town tournaments. They defeated Ozen High 21-0.
For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s website at www.astroturf.com
Cougars Ready to Roam on AstroTurf
San Antonio, TX – Fort Sam Houston ISD has approved a plan to construct a brand new synthetic turf field at the Robert G. Cole High School Athletic Stadium. The Cole Cougars will soon be playing on a cutting edge playing surface from AstroTurf® that is so advanced, it’ll be the first of its kind ever installed in Texas.
The new field will feature the DT32 product, star of AstroTurf’s new Green Series. What makes this system so distinctive is its use of a specialized infill called ZeoFill in lieu of the traditional sand and crumb rubber infill. ZeoFill is an organic mineral used in health food supplements and water filtration systems that actually helps to reduce surface temperatures. Utilizing a high-density fiber approach that includes AstroTurf’s patented RootZone® layer, the DT32 product synthesizes several different advanced artificial turf technologies into one cohesive system. The result is a playing surface that uses no rubber, has lower temperatures and lower maintenance requirements, and can stand up to high usage environments. It’s unlike any turf system found anywhere in Texas – at the high school, college, or even pro level.
“We have a proud tradition of excellence at Cole and always want the best for our student-athletes,” said Tina Guerrero, Athletic Director for Fort Sam Houston ISD. ““After extensive research, we feel this is the safest playing surface for students.”
Swank Sports, a Certified AstroTurf Distributor, is managing the project, which will include site work, base construction and turf installation. Completion is scheduled for April.
Fort Sam Houston ISD exists to serve the more than 1500 school-age military dependents that reside on Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston. Student safety, both in class and on the playing field, is a top priority for the school district.
For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s website at www.astroturf.com.