AstroTurf In The News
November 6, 2015
AstroTurf, one of the most famous names in all of sports — high school, collegiate and professional — calls Dalton, Georgia home, and has since 1968.
In the mid-1960s, AstroTurf invented the artificial turf segment for athletic field coverings. In 1966, AstroTurf was installed at the “Eight Wonder of the World,” the multi-use Astrodome in Houston, Texas for use during Houston Astros and Houston Oilers professional baseball and football games, respectively.
Over the years, AstroTurf has racked up a list of clients that reads like a who’s-who of big-name sports: the St. Louis Rams, the Kansas State Wildcats, the Orlando Citrus Bowl, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Toronto Blue Jays.
The United States women’s national soccer team practices on AstroTurf, which led to the World Cup champion women playing an exhibition game at Chattanooga’s Finley Stadium — equipped with AstroTurf — in August…
November 2, 2015
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Four world-class public soccer fields were dedicated the local youth players on Saturday in Griffith Park.
At 10 a.m., U.S. World Cup soccer player and Hall of Famer Cobi Jones joined Olympian Tamara Christopherson during a news conference held at the 26-acre Ferraro Fields complex.
Fifty youth soccer players were also in attendance.
Officials explained the first phase of the $10.5 million restoration project features four fields that have long-lasting synthetic turf, which will save 9.5 million gallons of water annually.
About 171,000 youth players are expected to use the new fields year-round when the project has completed.
The second and final phase of the project will offer an additional three adult regulation-size fields.
These fields will feature extended evening hours, updated lighting, a play area, pathways, improved parking and a fitness trail.
The restoration project is a private-public partnership between the L.A. Parks Foundation, the City Department of Recreation and Parks and the LA84 Foundation.