Belhaven Bowl Stadium Chooses Sporturf™

The Belhaven Bowl Stadium, a $4 million project at the center of campus, opened with a football game against East Texas Baptist in October.

The highly ranked Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities with national influence, and has been repeatedly named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys.” Belhaven University offers 70 areas of study including academic majors and concentrations across a full range of disciplines, as well as a variety of Master Degree programs.

The University was founded in 1883, today; the University has achieved the distinction of being among only 36 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts.

The installer was Sporturf™ dealer Jim Bateman of Xfit Brands. Bateman, who is on the Board of Trustees for Belhaven stated, “I couldn’t afford to put anything but the best, since it was in my backyard. I have complete trust in Sporturf™.”

Bateman’s team installed TrueGrass on the field and outfitted the hill next to the field for students to congregate on with FreshGrass. They chose FreshGrass for its strength and plush nature, anything less would have allowed infill to pool at the bottom of the hill due to the steep slope.  belhaven-install


Overhead image courtesy of Belhaven Facebook


Robinson High School chooses Sporturf™ for it’s New Field

Joe T. Robinson High School of Little Rock, AR recently hired Sporturf™ dealer Craig Shonk of Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals LLC to construct their new field.

The new turf field proudly displays a “12” in the center for players and fans to remember that they are not immune to tragedy; the “12” is in memory of Matthew “Birde” Burdick who was the starting quarterback his senior in 2003. Unfortunately, Matthew was in a deadly car accident on September 12, 2003.

“It reminds us life is precious.  We have got to live every day to the fullest, don’t waste an opportunity,” said Coach Todd Eskola, athletic director and head football coach at Robinson.

Craig Shonk started Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals LLC as a way to pair together ISO 9001 synthetic turf manufacturing with an ASBA Certified Field Builder for synthetic turf fields to better serve clients throughout the Midwest.

PowerHouse 46oz is one of our most advanced system designs that provide high resilience and increased comfort and safety in the most common sports applications using turf. The fiber is designed to withstand all the rigors of wear and tear for many years.


  • Dual Parallel Slit Film
  • Over 50% More Wear Layer




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