TAG: FieldTurf

EasyTurf introduces recycled infill option

October 9, 2012By

VISTA, CALIF.—EasyTurf, the landscape arm of sports-turf-giant FieldTurf, embarks on yet another industry first: The introduction of an environmentally responsible, 100% recycled infill option and the evolution of the artificial grass system. For more than 12 years, EasyTurf has converted old tires into infill, tires that would have otherwise ended up in landfills. Now, using advanced techniques and equipment from... read more

Study says NFL athletes more likely to suffer knee and ankle injuries on FieldTurf

March 13, 2010By

NEW ORLEANS — Pro football players are more likely to suffer certain types of knee and ankle injuries on an artificial turf called FieldTurf than on natural grass, a new study contends. Researchers analyzed data from the 2002-2008 National Football League seasons and found that teams playing on FieldTurf had an 88% higher rate of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and a... read more

Purdue adds new FieldTurf practice field

March 11, 2010By

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Purdue University is installing a new outdoor FieldTurf surface. This will be the second full FieldTurf field for Boilermaker athletics as an indoor surface was installed at the Mollenkopf Athletic Center in January of 2006. The decision to install the latest FieldTurf was jointly announced by Purdue Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Morgan Burke and FieldTurf CEO Joe Fields.... read more

Soccer beginning to embrace synthetic turf

November 10, 2009By

HOLLAND, MI — The setting seemed incongruous. Here was Dr. James “Jim” Beard, who has spent more than a half century researching turfgrass and educating the world Dr. Jim Beard at Hope College’s new Van Andel Stadium (image courtesy of MiSTMA) about its care, speaking to a group of about 90 sports turf and grounds pros in front of one... read more

Switchover making for less stress

October 8, 2009By

By: Ron Hall Brian Gimbel knows how to care for high-visibility turfgrass sports fields as the longtime sports field manager at Ohio Stadium, home of the The Ohio State University Buckeyes. He’s been doing it for 18 years, since his student days at OSU. And he’s admittedly inclined to prefer turfgrass, which the team played on for 16 years until three... read more