AstroTurf partnerships grow
Jan, 18 2010
AstroTurf® selected for Official Turf for Major League Baseball
AstroTurf® selected for St. Louis Rams’ Dome, Toronto Blue Jays’ Centre and Florida Citrus Bowl
AstroTurf® increase market shares by 70% in the industry
New technology and new partners
Jan, 8 2009
St. Louis Rams select state-of-the-art AstroTurf® system for Russell Training Center
AstroTurf® introduces AstroFlect™ Heat Reduction Technology
University of Tennessee and AstroTurf® create the Center for Safer Athletic Fields
AstroTurf join forces with Reebok
Feb, 21 2008
GSV/AstroTurf® selected as official synthetic turf supplier for U.S. Communities
Reebok and AstroTurf® join forces for first-ever R&D effort focused on footwear-surface interaction
Antimicrobial Treatment becomes standard
Apr, 3 2007
TurfAide™ Antimicrobial Treatment becomes standard on all AstroTurf® fields
Partnership with General Sports Venue
Feb, 2 2006
AstroTurf® and GeneralSportsSM Venue announce a bold new partnership.
Textile Management Associates acquire AstroTurf
Jan, 1 2004
Textile Management Associates acquires all AstroTurf® trademarks, intellectual property and manufacturing facilities.
Buffalo Bills install AstroTurf
Aug, 8 2003
Buffalo Bills installs new AstroTurf® infilled system to replace the previous generation of AstroTurf in Ralph Wilson Stadium.
AstroTurf expands throughout Europe
Aug, 8 2000
AstroTurf® selected by major European clubs, including Manchester United [UK]; Valladolid [Spain]; Schalke 04 and SSV Ulm [Germany]; and Nancy Lorraine [France].
AstroTurf enters the Premier League
Aug, 8 1999
First Premier League caliber European soccer club, Real Madrid [Spain] purchases AstroTurf® System.
AstroTurf at the Olympics
Jul, 20 1996
Atlanta Olympic Field Hockey installs AstroTurf® System 96
1st AstroTurf E-Layer system
Aug, 8 1989
First E-Layer® system [Elastomeric] installed at William and Mary, as well as University of California, Berkeley.
1st N. American vertical drainage system
Aug, 7 1983
Women’s World Cup Hockey games are played on AstroTurf®.
AstroTurf® installs first North American vertical drainage systems in Ewing Township, NJ at Trenton State.
AstroTurf appears in Super Bowl XV
Jan, 25 1981
Harvard University installs the first Magic Carpet™ system.
Oakland Raiders play Philadelphia Eagles on AstroTurf® in Super Bowl XV at the Superdome. The Raiders defeated the Eagles 27 to 10 becoming the first Wild Card team to win a Super Bowl.
AstroTurf emerges in Sport
Aug, 7 1975
First international field hockey game played on AstroTurf® at Molson Stadium, Montreal.
August 23, 1975
AstroTurf® installed at New Orleans Superdome and Detroit Silverdome.
October 11, 1975
Cincinnati Reds win World Series on AstroTurf®
AstroTurf’s 1st Super Bowl
Jan, 13 1974
The Miami Dolphins played the Minnesota Vikings on AstroTurf® in Super Bowl VIII at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Dolphins defeated the Vikings by the score of 24–7 winning their second consecutive Super Bowl.
Collegiate AstroTurf Installations
Aug, 7 1972
Noting the success of synthetic turf in the Houston AstroDome, the Universities of Notre Dame, North Carolina, Navy and Dartmouth add AstroTurf surfaces to their athletic programs.
Jul, 11 1968
AstroTurf® manufacturing facility opens in Dalton, Georgia and remains the corporate home and manufacturing location and primary distribution hub of AstroTurf.
Apr, 18 1966
The first major installation of AstroTurf® at the Houston Astrodome indoor stadium for the Houston Astros when it was determined that natural turf could not survive under the low light intensities within a covered stadium.