AstroTurf In The News
April 17, 2015
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior linebacker Nakevion Leslie slowly pushes his feet up and down on the bright green plastic grass of Finley Stadium, turf never before stepped on by the Mocs until Wednesday afternoon.
“This is noticeably softer,” he said when asked to compare the old field to this brand-new, high-tech AstroTurf ®. “The old field felt pretty hard. And it was lumpy. You worried about twisting and ankle. You could get a bone bruise easily. But this is softer and smoother. I can’t wait to play a game on it.”
That chance will come Saturday at 2 p.m., when the two-time defending Southern Conference champion Mocs will stage their annual spring game at Finley. Everyone should quickly notice the improvement, even if our April showers have nothing to do with its spring green color.
But before Moc Maniacs enjoy yet another step forward in the methodical yet magical improvement of their long-suffering football program, a refresher course concerning both the old and new artificial playing surfaces at Finley is in order.
April 1, 2015
VIRGINIA SOCCER TRAINING TEAMS WITH ASTROTURF, SPORTS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND BROCK INTERNATIONAL TO BUILD TWO OF THE FINEST FIELD SYSTEMS IN THE MID ATLANTIC REGION.
The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) announced that they had awarded a contract to AstroTurf, Sports Construction Management, and Brock International to install the Virginia Soccer Training Center’s (VSTC) first two artificial turf fields at the recently opened 50 acre complex located in Spotsylvania County, VA.
The three companies have also entered into a multi-year marketing agreement with VYSA and will become the category exclusive partner of VYSA and VSTC. Construction will begin shortly with completion expected in June. The two fields will be a lighted contiguous FIFA regulation size utilizing the AstroTurf ® GameDay Grass™ 1.5 Extreme over the Brock SP-14 Shock Pad which will require less infill and is prove to reduce sports injury risk.
January 27, 2015
The State of Connecticut’s Department of Public Health has published a new report reaffirming the safety of crumb rubber.
The Department asserts:
“The Connecticut Department of Public Health has evaluated the potential exposures and risks from athletic use of artificial turf fields. Our study of 5 fields in Connecticut in 2010-2011 was a comprehensive investigation of releases from the fields during active play. This study was conducted as a joint project with the CT DEEP and the University of CT Health Center and was peer-reviewed by the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.”