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Welcome to the Second Half of the AstroTurf Century!
Evansville, IN – The University of Evansville baseball stadium will be undergoing a major renovation this year which will include a new AstroTurf® synthetic turf field. The facility will be getting a facelift which will include padded walls throughout the entire...
BOONE, N.C. – During a summer of soccer featuring the FIFA Women’s World Cup and CONACAF Gold Cup, AstroTurf has scored a hat trick of its own.
Appalachian State University men’s and women’s soccer programs, in a joint venture with the Watauga Parks and Recreation Department and High Country Soccer Association have replaced the existing turf on Field 2 at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex with AstroTurf’s Trionic fiber — a breakthrough blend of blend polyethylene (PE) and nylon fibers that is quickly revolutionizing the synthetic turf world. To produce Trionic fiber, polyethylene and nylon molecules are fused into a copolymer and then extruded as a single fiber. The process chemically blends polyethylene with nylon, providing the softness of current fibers with the durability, strength and resilience of nylon.
Not only will Appalachian State’s “field of dreams” receive a superior fiber but they will also be installing AstroTurf’s RootZone system, which is the top choice for athletes and field owners alike. The RootZone is a texturized layer of fibers that draws down to encapsulate infill, resulting in minimal rubber splash, better shock absorbency, and less infill migration than basic systems.
Appalachian State evaluated other turf providers, including the company that provided the previous playing surface, before choosing AstroTurf. Appalachian State’s men’s and women’s teams practice and play games on the field as do the teams from High Country Soccer Association. The new fields will be on display during the Sun Belt Men’s Conference Soccer Championships this fall.
“We are so excited and so grateful for the new AstroTurf field,” said Appalachian State women’s soccer coach Sarah Strickland. “The girls have raved about the difference in the surfaces and how much better they feel running and training on the new surface. We look forward to hosting matches in the fall at our beautiful facility.”
The Appalachian State men’s and women’s soccer programs aren’t the only ones excited about the new field.
“AstroTurf did a beautiful job returfing our field,” said Rick Suyao, the executive director of the High Country Soccer Association. “Their product met all of our needs as a soccer club, a county park, and an NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Soccer program. In addition to being competitive on price, AstroTurf’s technology of incorporating an additional thatch layer of fiber to add density and help reduce filler “splash” made sense. The result is a soccer playing surface that best resembles plush natural grass. Everyone involved from customer service rep Garret Bare to Tamara Hamblin in accounting have been a pleasure to work with. Installing an artificial surface is a big investment, and we feel really good about AstroTurf’s commitment to maintaining and servicing our new field for the next 10-15 years or more.”
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.
Buffalo, NY – Many inside the University at Buffalo athletics department have called the opening of the Murchie Family Fieldhouse a real game changer for the university. Two years in the making, the facility provides the athletic program with the luxury of being able to practice indoors on campus during the winter months while also helping with recruiting future Bulls.
Named in honor of former Buffalo hockey player Tunney Murchie and his family, the facility features a full AstroTurf football field with two goalposts, four motorized suspended softball hitting tunnels and two multi-level indoor filming/viewing towers at 24 and 36-feet high.
The centerpiece of the new facility is AstroTurf’s RootZone 3D3 Blend turf system. This premium product is AstroTurf’s most popular stadium turf due to its combination of long-lasting performance and game day good looks. The RootZone 3D3 Blend integrates three unique fibers – the slit film, monofilament, and patented RootZone – into one cohesive system.
Along with the 74,958 square feet of AstroTurf, the facility also includes 6,000 square feet of Rekortan track for sprints, hurdles and jumps. The Rekortan G-13 track was installed by ATT Sports Inc, a certified Rekortan Distributor. Rekortan is a sister company of AstroTurf under the SportGroup brand.
The fieldhouse will be available to every varsity athletic team, house university events, expand student recreation programming and used for intramurals.
The $18 million facility has over 4 million cubic feet of indoor space and is situated just beyond the north end zone of UB Stadium.
“This is a tremendous game-changer,” said Athletic Director Mark Alnutt. “It’s important to dispel the notion that this is a football-only facility. It’s a facility for athletics and recreation. Alumni Arena is busting at the seams and this gives us another opportunity to spread the wealth and have a facility where, when those winters come about and teams need to get a practice in, they don’t have to commute to another indoor facility somewhere else. This is something that benefits the entire Division of Athletics, which includes athletics and recreation.”
“It’s a very exciting time for us to get a fieldhouse,” said football head coach Lance Leipold. “This has been a topic of conversation for 15 to 20 years and to finally have this opportunity to provide our student-athletes with an off season place where they can work on their skills is tremendous. It’s going to benefit the whole athletic department, whether it be in a practice setting, a strength-and-conditioning session or student-athletes working out on their own. The new facility and AstroTurf field is going to benefit each team in very unique ways.”
Track and field head coach Vicki Mitchell said her team is very excited to have the new facility. “For us, as a cross country and track-and-field program, the benefits and impacts are going to be enormous. Our student-athletes are going to have the ability to train inside on a good user-friendly surface. We’ll be able to do field-event work that has previously been limited in the winter time. It’s going to open up a whole new opportunity to develop as a team.”
Buffalo plays in Division I and is a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in all sports. The Bulls have been a member of the MAC since 1998.
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.
Polytan, like AstroTurf, is a division of SportGroup, the world’s largest business dedicated to sports surfaces. At The Stoop Rugby Stadium in London, Polytan will install the Poligras Tokyo GT system on top of a natural grass surface on a temporary basis. With as little as a one-week turnaround, this innovative move will enable international hockey matches to be played in large existing stadiums and could enhance the profile and visibility of the sport itself. Poligras Tokyo GT is the sugar-cane based field hockey surface that will be used at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and will only be available from AstroTurf in the United States.
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