AstroTurf’s prestigious reputation in the baseball world is making traction in softball as well.
It’s not because what’s good for baseball must be good for softball. Rather, our deep understanding of what it takes to emulate grass and clay sets us a step above the rest.
Benefits of Using AstroTurf
Using any synthetic turf eliminates mud and prevents rain-outs. But with the Diamond Series, bunts, slaps, and bounces play like they should. Customization is key in our softball installations and is achieved by specialized fibers, differentiated pile heights, and tunable infill ratios. Durability in the high use infield area is boosted by the use of nylon, giving softball clients a good return on their investment. The Diamond Series product lineup is available a la carte for each area of the softball field.
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Texas A&M University Commerce
Often, synthetic turf fields are conversions from natural grass fields, replacements of existing turf fields, or new builds on previously undeveloped land. Less common (and more difficult) are conversions of sites with existing buildings. The Texas A&M Commerce softball stadium was to be built where a dormitory had previously stood. Demolition of the dorm was handled by a separate contractor. Unfortunately, the demolition contractor left approximately two full truckloads of debris behind. Moreover, support piers from the previous building were left anchored into the site. These donations were less than ideal for building a high quality, flat, well-draining athletic field.
The AstroTurf construction team took no shortcuts. Instead, they painstakingly raked every inch of the subgrade, removing rebar, concrete and bricks to permit a perfectly built field. They jackhammered the piers. After the site was totally free of foreign debris, they moisture conditioned the soil to ensure a stable subgrade that would allow no movement. After building the drainage later, AstroTurf-trained installers put in TAMU Commerce’s memorable softball field. It’s no surprise that the selected such a bold field design — the University’s football stadium features the largest midfield logo in the world.