AstroTurf In The News


Waterville, ME, August 11, 2014 — Coming off of their best season in ten years, Colby College field hockey is looking to take the next step. And when the Mules take the pitch this fall, they will be stepping onto a brand new playing surface from AstroTurf®, the originators of the synthetic turf industry.


Bill Alfond Field, Colby College Mid E-Layer Installation

The new pitch at Bill Alfond Field features the AstroTurf 12 product, a premium knitted nylon system engineered to provide uniform traction, consistent footing, and water retention to maintain wet playing conditions. AstroTurf fields have long been regarded as the unequivocal standard for field hockey performance and are a favorite among coaches and athletes alike for their playability, durability and low maintenance. It’s no wonder AstroTurf is recognized as the Official Artificial Surface Provider of both USA Field Hockey and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. In fact, a recent NFHCA survey showed that 71% of Division I schools play hockey on an AstroTurf field*.


Baltimore, MD, July 21, 2014– Fresh off a consensus national title in boys’ lacrosse, The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland is replacing their two athletic fields beginning in late June. Both the J. Duncan Smith ’73 Field and Lebrun’s Coaches Field will receive state-of-the-art playing surfaces from AstroTurf®, the originator of the synthetic turf industry.


The two playing fields will be re-covered with AstroTurf’s 3DXtreme synthetic turf system. The product blends Horseshoe-shaped fibers for structural resiliency with XP technology slit film fibers for resistance to wear. It also features AstroTurf’s patented RootZone® technology, a system of crimped fibers that holds sand and rubber infill in place, radically reducing rubber splash and migration. The result is a natural-looking playing surface that has garnered rave reviews for its performance, aesthetics, player protection, and durability.