Why AstroTurf?

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A Field for Every Sport

There are all types of sports. Which is why there are all types of AstroTurf synthetic turf products… Learn More

Priority #1: Player Safety

Since 1965, AstroTurf has engineered synthetic turf systems with player safety uppermost in mind… Learn More

Just Like The Real Thing

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Built For Performance

With so many systems, it’s easy to see how AstroTurf can cover so much ground.

World Class 3D Turf

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Player Safety

Startling evidence has emerged from academic studies in recent years.

Build My Field

Whatever sport your team plays, there’s an AstroTurf product ready to take the field.

Welcome to AstroTurf

Since 1965, the AstroTurf brand has been driven by forward thinking ingenuity. Today AstroTurf continuously improves its system design to deliver playing surfaces with the most realistic, sport-specific performance, longest lasting durability, and sound player protection.

Welcome to the Second Half of the AstroTurf Century!

Latest News

AstroTurf Corporation Names Philip Snider Chief Operating Officer

Dalton, GA – Synthetic turf and construction veteran Philip Snider has been named the Chief Operating Officer for AstroTurf Corporation. Philip moves into the role after previously serving as the Executive Vice President of Operations at AstroTurf.    Philip...

Maryland Field Hockey Trusts AstroTurf Once Again

College Park, MD – The Maryland Terrapins are about as close to field hockey royalty as you can get and AstroTurf is just about as legendary as a brand can be, so their long, successful partnership seems to be a natural fit. Maryland has once again chosen AstroTurf, the brand that changed the sport of field hockey, to provide their field hockey program with a premium playing surface.

Maryland has one of the most accomplished field hockey programs in the country with 23 consecutive NCAA appearances, 12 Conference Tournament Championships, and 8 National Championships.  For a program with this type of continuity of success, it is important to keep all of the elements of the formula at that same high level and the field is no exception. The Terrapins chose to go with the AstroTurf System 90 once again, which combines the traditional knitted nylon top cloth with a 3/8 inch Armacell pad.  

AstroTurf fields have long been regarded as the unequivocal standard for field hockey performance and are the favorite among coaches and players alike for their playability, durability and low maintenance requirements. The knitted nylon surface is unique to AstroTurf and preferred because it provides tight tolerances, non-directional play and a uniform surface. 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, as well as a preferred supplier for FIH.

Another legendary figure that is integral to this story is Maryland Coach, Missy Meharg. The 9 time National Coach of the Year was certain that she wanted this tremendous relationship to continue. “For me and the Maryland Terrapins, it is AstroTurf only. The lifeline coupled with the non-directional nylon component provides the consistent ball playability that all players love. It’s easy for our national and FIH level athletes to showcase their brand on the best hockey playing surface in the world. Thank you Maryland and thank you AstroTurf,” said Meharg.

AstroTurf and Maryland Field Hockey have been intertwined for decades. Not only have the Terrapins played their home games on AstroTurf, all of their national championships have been won on an AstroTurf pitch. It’s hard to talk about D1 field hockey history without mentioning a premium program like Maryland or the dominant brand of AstroTurf. The Terrapin’s continuity of success and AstroTurf’s commitment to the game gives assurance that the two will enjoy a great relationship going forward.

“We could not be more pleased with the trust that the University of Maryland has placed in us,” said AstroTurf Director of Field Hockey Andy Belles. “We take great pride in what we do, and having an elite coach like Missy Meharg return as a satisfied customer helps us know that we are doing the right things.”

Maryland’s procurement of the brand new field was made possible by AstroTurf’s association with Sourcewell.  Sourcewell (formerly NJPA) is a government agency empowered by state statute to serve its public-sector membership. Sourcewell is a market leader with a track record of innovation and growth across all its services. The co-op’s strong buying power and solid reputation help bring world-class brands, well-regarded programs, and nationally respected experts to its membership.

About AstroTurf®
For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety.  To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s newly redesigned website at www.astroturf.com.

Through the Leagues

Walter Payton and Earl Campbell at Soldier Field in Chicago

The Alliance of American football will launch on Sunday, February 9th and it has caused us to reflect on the many years of football in North America and our place in that history.  As we look back at the many football leagues that have been organized over the last 50 years, there are two constants:  Americans love of football and AstroTurf has always been a part of it.  AstroTurf, the inventor of synthetic turf, will once again be at center stage as 8 new football organizations begin play in the Alliance of American Football.

Of course, the NFL is the granddaddy of them all and AstroTurf has been the surface that so much of the rich history of seasons, playoffs, and Super Bowls have played out. The hunger for the game has created a market for many upstart leagues throughout the years and has also left us with many several cult classic teams and logos.  But for many, these teams are more than just a cool retro T-shirt, they hold fond memories for towns that either didn’t have an NFL franchise or just needed a football team to hold them over until autumn rolled back around.

The Birmingham Americans vs. The Florida Blazers at Legion Field

The World Football League was one such league that was short-lived but inspired many more attempts to create football organizations in the years to come. It only spanned 1974 and 1975 but AstroTurf was there at such venues as Soldier Field in Chicago, Legion Field in Birmingham, Aloha Stadium in Honolulu and others.

The eighties saw the birth of the USFL and what seemed to be a big threat to the juggernaut that the NFL had created. A lot of marquee players got their start in this league and there was some pretty competition on the field. AstroTurf was there for a lot of those games as well.

Hershel Walker over the top in the USFL

The Arena Football League was born out of the desire to give fans a faster game and one that was more intimate for those attending. AstroTurf’s systems were just the ticket for the fast paced indoor game.  Not to be outdone the XFL offered fans the excitement of football with alternative rules and lots of showmanship. It only lasted a year but is scheduled for a major comeback in 2020.

AstroTurf has also been part of the Canadian Football League over several decades. The league, formed in 1958, has had some of its most historic moments on our turf with legendary teams such as the Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders and the Montreal Alouettes. We have always loved Canadian Football because they allow bigger fields!

The Liberty Bowl – Memphis, TN

We don’t know what the future holds for The Alliance of American Football but we hope it will be a prosperous one. We do know that we will be a part of it as games are played at the Alamodome in San Antonio and the Liberty Bowl in Memphis. We also know that as leagues are formed, games are played, and football teams look for predictable, safe, and high quality playing surfaces, AstroTurf will be there.

Elkhorn Area School District Turning Heads With New AstroTurf

Elkhorn, WI – In an impressive display of planning, vision, and design, the Elkhorn Area School District as part of a referendum project, redeveloped their entire athletic facility including an indoor training center, tennis courts, new running track, stadium field and two new softball fields.  The school chose AstroTurf to cover the four fields with premium synthetic turf systems. The Elkhorn athletic campus has positioned themselves as a successful model for high schools looking to make significant athletic facility improvements.

Elkhorn leaned heavy on feedback from the community about the fields and the referendum vote included a stipulation to not use SBR rubber in the stadium and indoor facility fields. These are actually the first field in Wisconsin to use natural infill for its synthetic turf field.   Elkhorn is also one of only a few schools in Wisconsin that have an indoor training field.

“I would say that the new AstroTurf fields have allowed us far greater opportunities to practice and play than what we have had in the past.  We are able to structure our practices with certainty that we are going to be able to have a safe surface to play on. It has also allowed our community youth groups to have greater opportunities to practice,” said Elkhorn Athletic Director Daniel Kiel.

The fields themselves are top of the line. For the indoor and stadium fields, Elkhorn installed an AstroTurf DT-32 system over a Brock Powerbase shock pad. The softball fields now have infields made of the AstroTurf RootZone Diamond-I RBI turf system. These systems are perfect for the durability and performance that will be required by the Elkhorn athletes and the heavy use that these fields will get throughout the year.

“Our new AstroTurf fields have meant a lot to our sports programs. I play baseball and football and both sports have been positively impacted by these new fields. For football, the new indoor field gave us a greater advantage over any other school because if the weather got bad we could just go right inside and continue doing what we were doing. Before, we would have to find gym space and could only walk through things because of the surface,” said an Elkhorn High School athlete.  “As for the baseball program, it has really helped our off season program in an extreme way. We are now able to simulate real hops and not ones that a gym floor would give us. We are now able to hit and throw after school as we are not having to fight for gym space during the winter months.  The new AstroTurf fields have really brought a lot of attention to Elkhorn sports and are helping almost every one of our sports teams!”   

The overall project was completed in phases throughout 2018. The indoor facility was ready for play in June, the stadium field was available for August, and the softball fields will see their first action this spring.  There is no doubt that Wisconsin high schools are taking notice that the Elkhorn Area School District has just raised the bar for high school athletic campuses.

 About AstroTurf:
For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s website at www.astroturf.com.

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