Recent AstroTurf News
July 14, 2014
Bellingham, WA, July 14, 2014– The scenic campus in the Pacific Northwest known for its extraordinary sculpture collection has a new installation forged in the hills of North Georgia. Western Washington University will open Robert S. Harrington Field this fall and it will feature a state-of-the art playing surface from AstroTurf®, America’s original synthetic turf company. The cutting edge field, fabricated at AstroTurf’s manufacturing headquarters in Dalton, Georgia, was installed in May and will give the Viking soccer program a new home on campus.
Installation of the 130,000 square foot field was handled by Coast to Coast Turf, an AstroTurf distributor whose resume includes multiple AstroTurf fields at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. The surface is AstroTurf’s GT+ product, a synthetic turf system consisting of tufts of monofilament, horseshoe-shaped fibers with a sand and rubber infill. The FIFA-approved product is well regarded in the soccer community for its performance, durability and playability.
June 25, 2014
FISHKILL — The Hudson Valley Renegades entered the 2014 season with a new manager, but Tim Parenton was only one addition locals fan saw at Dutchess Stadium.
Parenton was figuratively the largest change to the Renegades this season — he’ll lead the team to what fans hop will be a third New York-Penn League championship — but literally the biggest difference, both in square footage and impact on the ballpark, was the new artificial turf at Dutchess Stadium.