AstroTurf Press Releases
July 21, 2014
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.
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.