Seattle, WA – AstroTurf® and the University of Washington have a relationship that goes back several decades. Washington was one of the original universities to install AstroTurf® back in 1968 when synthetic turf was first appearing in the college market. The two have rekindled their relationship with the university selecting one of the most technologically-advanced synthetic turf systems in the industry for their football practice field.
The field itself is AstroTurf’s most popular turf due to its combination of long-lasting performance and game day good looks. The RootZone 3D3 system results in minimal infill splash and better shock absorbency, while improving safety, playability and durability. Also included in the system is Trionic®, AstroTurf’s patented new wonder-fiber. Trionic® is a blend of polyethylene and nylon fibers that is quickly revolutionizing the synthetic turf industry.
This premium system is topped off with a Zeolite infill that reduces field temperatures substantially. It absorbs and slowly releases water for noticeably cooler field temperatures. The cutting edge, cooler system was the right choice to combat the extreme and punishing heat that comes with preseason training during the summer months.
“The decision of selecting a playing surface for our student-athletes is not one we take lightly,” said Chuck Young, Director of Facility Operations at the University of Washington. “We considered everything that an AstroTurf® surface had to offer in the way of performance, aesthetics, durability, and safety and we are confident that we made the right choice.”
AstroTurf Regional Sales Manager Gregg Swenson added, “We are thrilled to be back on campus at the University of Washington! It is has been billed as the ‘Greatest Setting in College Football’ and who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? We have provided Washington with a high-performing AstroTurf® field that will prove to be consistent and reliable as the Huskies get ready for Saturdays this fall.”
Installation of the practice field for the University of Washington was performed by certified AstroTurf® distributor Coast to Coast Turf of Seattle, Washington.
Head Coach Chris Petersen and the Huskies will be seeking double-digit wins for the fourth consecutive year as UW opens the 2019 football season at home against Eastern Washington on August 31st
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.