AstroTurf Press Releases

University of Sioux Falls partners with AstroTurf to replace football turf with soy-based product

SIOUX FALLS — With a tie to agriculture, the University of Sioux Falls has partnered with synthetic turf pioneer AstroTurf to install a visually stunning grass-like surface at Bob Young Field located at the University of Sioux Falls Sports Complex (69th and Cliff). The turf will be manufactured from a soy-based synthetic grass.

“At a time when we needed to upgrade our turf, AstroTurf stepped up as a partner and worked with us to make this project come together,” said USF Director of Athletics Josh Snyder. “It was important for us to have the connection to agriculture due to our relationship with farmers such as the late Ron Eiesland,” he said.

Sioux Falls Football Rendering

Replacement of the turf at USF Stadium will begin on Wednesday, May 13. The new turf should be in place in approximately six weeks which is well in advance of the start of football season against U-Mary on Saturday, Sept. 5.


TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, April 28, 2015 – When the Rogers Centre (home stadium of Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays) needed a new synthetic turf field, AstroTurf stepped up to the plate with an innovative solution.  The new turf consistently performs at a high level and is able to be rolled up, removed, stored, and re-installed to permit other facility uses. 

AstroTurf is proud to announce the completion of Rogers Centre’s field on February 19, 2015 (in time for the Blue Jays’ home opener on Monday, April 13, 2015).  AstroTurf dominates the baseball and conversion markets, and the two harmoniously come together for this unique facility, one of the most difficult and technical installations in North America.

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The Rogers Centre installation utilizes 88 removable panels of AstroTurf 3D Xtreme – totaling over 140,000 square feet.  This unique solution, known as the AstroHopper® conversion system, allows for the entire field to be rolled up and stored away pursuant to the multipurpose facility’s schedule or needs.  Even though each installation of the convertible turf can prove quite complex (due to the required infill encapsulation, precise alignment of panels, and re-seaming of the turf), the AstroHopper conversion system creates a more flexible solution, allowing Rogers Centre to host multiple events.