AstroTurf Press Releases
April 23, 2013
Converse, TX, April 23, 2013– The face of high school coaching in Texas is getting a facelift, so to speak. D.W. Rutledge Stadium, named for the iconic Judson High School football coach, recently upgraded their facility with a new, state-of-the-art field from AstroTurf®, the originator of the synthetic turf industry. Installation was completed back in January, ensuring the stadium would be ready for its full slate of sporting events this spring.
The artificial surface is AstroTurf’s GameDay Grass™ 3DH product line. The field combines the innovative features of the Horseshoe™ fiber with AstroTurf’s patented RootZone® technology. The monofilament Horseshoe fiber has an omega shape, which is more resilient and bounces back, helping it stay upright longer. The RootZone is an infill stabilization system comprised of a thatch layer of textured nylon which radically reduces both infill migration and deep cleat penetration. These elements combine to make the 3D system a signature surface for AstroTurf, with top marks for speed, performance, consistency and perhaps most importantly, safety.