Massive Washington Sports Complex Chooses AstroTurf

The Episcopal School of Dallas Steps Up Their Game with AstroTurf

AstroTurf Covering 6 High School Fields in Georgia School District

De La Salle High School and AstroTurf are Making History in California

San Jose State's New Softball Field is Latest in Partnership with AstroTurf

Kansas State Upgrades to AstroTurf Trionic

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AstroTurf Hosts Baseball Synthetic Turf Seminar in California

San Juan Capistrano, CA - AstroTurf, the undisputed leader in the baseball synthetic turf market recently held an educational seminar at JSerra High School. The event, titled “Synthetic Turf and Baseball – How AstroTurf is Changing the Game” served to educate...

AstroTurf® Announces SportGroup Acquisition of Nagle Athletic Surfaces

EAST SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – AstroTurf Corporation is pleased to announce the acquisition of Nagle Athletic Surfaces, Inc., a prominent track and outdoor court installation specialist based in East Syracuse, NY.  Nagle joins the SportGroup family of companies, which includes AstroTurf, Advanced Polymer Technologies, Polytan, SYNLawn, Melos, and more.  The sale was finalized on July 31, 2018.

The Nagle acquisition marks a significant investment in the Rekortan and Laykold brands a commitment to the track and outdoor court industry.

Designed for the modern elite athlete, Rekortan is a diverse, world class series of polyurethane running tracks that is unmatched in quality and performance. As SportGroup’s flagship running track brand, Rekortan has helped SportGroup earn more Class 1 and Class 2 IAAF certifications than any competitor across the globe.

Heard Smith, CEO of SportGroup North America, said, “Nagle Athletic Surfaces has built a leading reputation for itself as a top-tier track, outdoor court, and E-Layer® installer over the last 25 years.  They are an invaluable addition to AstroTurf, Rekortan, Laykold and SportGroup as a whole in North America.”  

Paul Nagle of Nagle Athletic Surfaces stated, “Nagle is excited to join SportGroup and to offer the Rekortan brand.  Since the 1960s Rekortan has been known as the surface of choice for elite competitions around the globe.  Our clients will benefit from cutting edge chemistry, pure raw materials, and exceptional installation quality.” Paul Nagle will continue as CEO of Nagle Athletic Surfaces and operations will remain in East Syracuse, NY.

AstroTurf and Nagle will leverage turf and track synergies to provide high performance athletic surfaces throughout the Northeastern United States.

About AstroTurf®
For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. Now powered by SportGroup, the brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf and running track 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.

About Nagle Athletic Surfaces
As a premier installer of athletic surfaces with over 100 years of combined management experience, including two inhouse ASBA-Certified Track Builders, institutions across the northeast trust and rely on Nagle as a valued partner. Visit Nagle’s website at www.nagleathletic.com to learn more.

Massive Washington Sports Complex Chooses AstroTurf

RIDGEFIELD, Wash. — For residents of a part of the Pacific Northwest, the great outdoors will be even greater this fall. That’s when an enormous sports complex opens in Ridgefield, Wash., featuring fields by AstroTurf, the leader in the synthetic turf industry.

The Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex is a 40-acre park with six AstroTurf fields and all will contain a RootZone product. There will be nearly 14 acres of turf onsite.  The project is a partnership with the Ridgefield School District and shares a site with the new Sunset Ridge Intermediated School and View Ridge Middle School.  Ridgefield, located in southern Washington, is about 25 miles north of Portland, Ore. The suburb of Portland and Vancouver, Wash., has experienced a population surge that highlighted the need for a recreation complex. City officials expect the complex will draw residents from the surrounding area and will also be a hub for regional sports tournaments.

“We selected the AstroTurf RootZone product after an extensive turf selection process and touring several facilities,” said Bryan Kast, city of Ridgefield Public Works director. “We were impressed by the RootZone’s ability to reduce infill spray and migration, which gives a better and safer play experience.”

The RootZone 3D3 Blend is a premium product that combines slit film and monofilament fibers for optimum durability and structural integrity. It is highlighted by AstroTurf’s patented RootZone sub-layer, a texturized fiber that stabilizes infill and improves shock absorbency. The RootZone 3D3 Blended Fiber system is 60 ounces of fiber and has a 10-year warranty backed by annual AstroTurf maintenance plan. The Trionic fibers blend PE and nylon into an ultra-durable fiber that wears up to 50 percent better. This turf system will provide exceptional force reduction to reduce incidence of concussions and cleat interaction that better replicates well-maintained natural grass playing fields to reduce incidence of injuries to lower extremities.

The complex supports baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer and softball. The fields at the north end of the complex are in a baseball stadium capable of holding more than 2,000 spectators. There is also a premier soccer field that does not have permanent lines for other sports. The other fields are multi-purpose and are lined for other sports. There is a track encircling the football field along with trails snaking throughout the complex. A community center, amphitheater and picnic tables round out the project.

After touring fields in Portland, Ridgefield city officials were convinced AstroTurf was the perfect product for the project due to its track record of durability, performance and safety standards.

Their procurement of the brand new fields was made possible by AstroTurf’s association with National IPA. National IPA is the nation’s leading cooperative purchasing organization. They offer a portfolio of competitively solicited contracts that have been awarded based on industry best practices and maximum value. It saves cities like Ridgefield time and money by eliminating the administrative costs and hassles of running competitive solicitations on their own.

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.

The Episcopal School of Dallas Steps Up Their Game with AstroTurf

Dallas, TX – The Episcopal School of Dallas prides itself on having a standard of excellence and when it was time to upgrade their football field they chose the most technologically advanced synthetic turf system in the industry.  When the Eagles kick off their football season this fall, they will be doing so on a system that is becoming the talk of the artificial turf world.

ESDallas chose to surface Gene and Jerry Jones Stadium with AstroTurf’s RootZone 3DSF turf system featuring Trionic™ and SuperNatural. There’s a lot to talk about in this system so it is important to break down the complexities and features of this new field. RootZone 3DSF is a signature product that features slit film fibers for the ultimate in durability. The premium surface also contains AstroTurf’s patented RootZone technology, a thatched sub-layer of fibers that stabilize the infill and deliver enhanced safety and performance.  The system will feature AstroTurf’s super-fiber, Trionic. Trionic is a wonder-fiber that reinforces player-friendly polyethylene fibers with ultra-durable nylon polymers in a feat of chemical engineering never achieved before in the turf industry.  The turf has a 60-ounce face weight, meaning it has very dense stitching. All of these factors combine to make a synthetic turf that is stronger, safer, better, and more resilient.

The Episcopal School of Dallas project is using the Melos SuperNatural EPDM Infill, which is blended EPDM rubber with 20 percent organic compound woven throughout the rubber materials. Melos brings legendary quality standards and an innovative approach to blend natural fibers into EPDM, creating additional cooling benefits. Advantages of this super-durable system include hemp which wicks water to help further reduce surface temperatures (which is crucial in the hot sun), no water required for the product integrity and the bulk density reduces the quantity needed. Also, to provide a level of environmental friendliness, renewable raw materials are included.   

“AstroTurf brings The Episcopal School of Dallas levels of support, value, innovative design and expert installation that we seldom encounter. They are a trusted partner and we couldn’t be prouder to be a repeat client” said Robert Buchholz, ESDallas CFO.

The field will be used by the football, soccer and lacrosse programs so The Episcopal School of Dallas chose a turf system that could stand up to the demands of daily rigorous activity.

The success of the ESD athletic programs are well-known throughout Texas and beyond. ESD fields more than 70 athletic teams for grades seven through twelve. Approximately 90 percent of Upper School Students play on at least one athletic team. In the last few years, ESD teams have won numerous championships in basketball, crew, field hockey, football, lacrosse, volleyball, and soccer.  The Episcopal School of Dallas is a member of the Southwest Preparatory Conference which consists of 18 college preparatory schools located in Texas and Oklahoma.

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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