AstroTurf In The News

Seymour High School to get New Artificial Turf Field

Seymour High School has scored a nearly $2 million grant, courtesy of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, for installation of an (AstroTurf ® GameDay Grass™ 3DH 52) artificial turf field and new handicapped-accessible bleachers.

The state Board Commission approved the funds earlier this year, which state Rep. Theresa Conroy, D-Seymour, was instrumental in securing.

Seymour High School to get AstroTurf GameDay Grass Artificial Turf Field

The Board of Selectmen Tuesday approved some necessary paperwork from DEEP and formed a committee to oversee the project, which was required in order for Seymour to access the money.

First Selectman Kurt Miller was thrilled to receive the grant, which not only will enable the installation of the (AstroTurf ®) artificial turf and new bleachers that are Americans with Disabilities Act compliant, but that also allow for a new press box.

The University of Portland Pilots AstroTurf into the Northwest

Portland, OR, October 17, 2014– The University of Portland baseball program is on the rise, and an iconic baseball brand is helping them get there. The Pilots will kick off the 2015 season next spring on a brand new baseball field from AstroTurf®, the originators of the synthetic turf industry.

Installation of the state-of-the-art playing surface is underway.  A camera has been set up on location, and a new photo is uploaded every 5 minutes:

The new AstroTurf diamond will be part of a comprehensive renovation plan for Joe Etzel Field. The first phase of the project will feature immediate improvements such as new fencing, bullpens, a scoreboard and the cutting edge synthetic turf system. Coast to Coast Turf, a certified AstroTurf installer, will put their expertise to work in establishing the artificial surface at Etzel Field. Phase II is a long-term development plan that will include new grandstands, dugouts, lighting, a press box and other amenities. These modernizing enhancements are made possible by donations as part of the university’s RISE campaign.