Providence, RI – Four Sport Group brands come together for a unique installation at an extraordinary school. Sport Group, the world’s largest sports surfacing company, recently had multiple brands called on to provide a variety of applications at the Meeting Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
Meeting Street is where children of all ages and abilities receive individualized attention from highly trained, dedicated educators, therapists, and staff who work as a team, sharing strategies and identifying solutions to bring out the best in each and every child. The school has a stated goal of creating an environment, and ultimately a world, where individuals of all abilities learn, play, work, and live together. For 70 years, the school has been a pioneer in the areas of early childhood inclusive education, and helping children with special needs. Meeting Street is where children of all ages and abilities thrive. They offer programs for children before they are born until 22 years old.
To help meet the need of providing the children with a safe and fun place to play and compete, the school called on AstroTurf® and three of its sister brands to install multiple surfaces on the campus. This project called for a high-performance playing field, a reliable running track, a durable surface for the spectator area, and a dependable grass-like surface for the common areas.
To manage the installation of the various products, Sport Group turned to one of its valued certified distributors, Atlantic Sports Group of Canton, MA. ASG is well-qualified to oversee the installation of each component of these state-of-the-art sports surfaces.
Scott Kosterich, President of Atlantic Sports Group said, “This was one of those projects that called for a wide range of knowledge and expertise to execute. Our crews performed superbly to give the Meeting Street School a multipurpose area to meet their needs. We are thrilled to be a trusted partner with AstroTurf and its sister brands and to be able to work on rewarding jobs like this one.”
Each component of the Meeting Street design demanded very specific requirements. For the actual playing field, they chose AstroTurf’s RootZone 3D3. It is the company’s most popular system known for its long-lasting performance and good looks. The system results in minimal infill splash and better shock absorbency, while improving safety, playability and durability.
Surrounding the beautiful AstroTurf field is a high-performing Rekortan R-10 track. Designed for the current day athlete, the renowned Rekortan® track system is a diverse, world class series of polyurethane running tracks that are unmatched in quality and performance. The track was expertly installed by ATT Sports, Inc. of Berlin, NJ. ATT Sports, Inc. has built a tremendous reputation for providing premier installations for premier institutions.
The common area outside of the Rekortan® track required a durable surface that would stand up to crowds and everyday use. The right product for the job was SYNLawn® X47. Weighing in at a whopping 100-ounce face weight, this artificial grass variety rises above the competition with its unmatched softness and durability. Multi-color grass blades and dense tan thatch combine to offer a leading contender in its weight class.
Last but certainly not least, Laykold® was selected for the spectator area in the facility. Known as the premier surface brand in the tennis court and Pickleball markets, Laykold® is a family of acrylic sports surfaces that can be customized to achieve the desired performance and appearance in multiple applications.
Family is a wonderful thing, especially when they all complement each other so well. Sport Group family members AstroTurf, Rekortan, SYNLawn, and Laykold proved at the Meeting School why they are all leaders in their categories and how well the brands can come together to create something very special.
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.
About Rekortan®: Designed for the current day athlete, the Rekortan track system is a diverse, world class series of polyurethane running tracks that are unmatched in quality and performance. The Rekortan debut in 1969 revolutionized the track world with quality and innovation, forever crowning our systems as “the fast tracks”.
About SYNLawn®: SYNLawn® is the unrivaled innovator in commercial, residential and golf synthetic grass landscape. SYNLawn’s unmatched level of vertical integration and quality control allow it to provide the most premium artificial grass systems with the strongest warranty on the market. These qualities along with its status as the largest manufacturer of artificial grass in America are the reason retail giants like Lowes, and Ace Hardware insist on SYNLawn. SYNLawn also promotes the largest full-service distributor and installation network. With more than 75 locations, the vast SYNLawn footprint provides unmatched reach in artificial grass systems installation throughout the Americas and now Australia.
About Laykold®: Laykold® is the number one choice of premier tennis facilities across the world and is also widely used for Pickleball courts, all weather basketball courts, game courts, and in-line skating.
Atlantic Sports Group: Whether you are looking to resurface an uneven playing field, or start a new sports field from scratch, Atlantic Sports Group has got you covered. Our team can install sports surfaces both indoor and out, and offers a variety of surfacing options from synthetic turf to wood flooring. Let us take your game to the next level.