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Football and Turf Go Hand in Hand

In the mid-1990s, a major revolution in artificial turf happened. That’s when companies began developing a new form of artificial turf that was partly made from polyethylene yarn fibers and included other significant changes to the composition and make-up of the material to make it safer to play on.

With the new inventions in artificial turf fields, this type of artificial grass became more and more popular in both professional and collegiate stadiums around the country. Today, the popularity, flexibility and even health benefits of the latest artificial turf fields has even made its way down to the high school level.

As the beginning of another new school year approaches, football season is also right around the corner. As they start prepping up for the new year, it is important for schools to provide with the best quality football fields for their players. And what better way to kick start a new season than with our high-quality synthetic turf, which we blend in with the expertise of 25 years of experience and research in what we believe is the best in athletic field construction. Providing players with the best turf to play on those Friday football nights.

Reasons why synthetic turf is better to use on fields:

  • Reduced maintenance
  • Saves water and is free of pesticides
  • Allows for more playability
  • Helps prevent injuries

 

Don’t hesitate to reach out to any of our account managers to get started on any project in mind.

Jefferson County High School

Recently Jefferson County High School in Tennessee worked with Baseline Sports Construction, LLC and Sporturf to install a brand new PowerHouse synthetic turf field. The Patriots chose PowerHouse 46 and installed over 99,000 square feet including an AquaFab customized logo.

Baseline Sports Construction, LLC began surfacing tennis courts in 1982 as Empire Recreational Surfaces, and grew into a full service recreational contracting company providing a wide-range of services such as tennis court construction, running track construction, indoor sports facility construction, and synthetic turf construction.

Baseline serves the southeastern region and is a licensed contractor in the states of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Virginia, and West Virginia.  Our services have grown to include consulting on recreational facility construction outside our geographic area as well as full service construction work throughout the Southeast.

PowerHouse is one of our most advanced system designs that provides high resilience and increased comfort and safety. The series is made up of some of the most proven and durable fibers in the world. PowerHouse truly is a workhorse and will withstand the rigors of wear and tear for many years.

Features:

  • Dual Parallel Slit Film

Applications:

  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer

College Football Hall of Fame, Free August Admission

We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer! With football season just around the corner, and in honor of 150 years of college football, the College Football Hall of Fame announced that admission to the Hall will be FREE for the entire month of August, courtesy of Chick-fil-A and Coca-Cola. Fans will be able to gain free admission next month by scanning the Chick-fil-A App at the ticket window.

We wanted to share this exciting news with you in advance so you could take full advantage of the event. We also encourage you to share this info with your colleagues, friends and family.

The College Football Hall of Fame opened its doors in 2014 and brought to life a brand new type of college football fan experience. From the moment you walk in the door you become immersed in all
things related to college football, from the 45-yard replica field provided by Sporturf™, to the ESPN College Game Day Desk. According to Brad Olecki Chief Revenue Ocer of the College Football hall of
Fame, “We are very excited about the partnership with Sporturf™ and the opportunities that lie ahead.” Sporturf™ is thrilled about partnering with the Hall and we are looking forward to future opportunities.

 

2019 CrossFit Games

As the CrossFit games are quickly approaching, we wanted to remind everyone that now six-time CrossFit Games competitor and Sporturf athlete Scott Panchik has qualified again and will be competing!

Panchik, a five-time individual CrossFit Games veteran, has qualified for every CrossFit Games since 2012.  He took back-to-back fourth-place finishes in 2012 and 2013, missing the podium by just one place each year. Victor of the 2015 and 2016 Central Regionals, Panchik is known for his mental fortitude, always believing he can win while remaining unruffled by setbacks. A collegiate running back, Panchik owns CrossFit Mentality in Mentor, Ohio.

In 2018, Panchik partnered with Sporturf to add Combat Turf to his gym.  The idea was to create a truly multifunctional space that would allow all Crossfit type movements to be performed indoors.  Combat Turf truly created an all-purpose functional fitness space.

The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth™. They are world-renowned as a grueling test for the toughest athletes on Earth as well as a thrilling experience for spectators. Since its launch in 2007, the CrossFit Games have become “one of the fastest growing sports in America,” according to Forbes.

The Games were created to fill a void—no other true test of fitness like this has existed. From Ironman triathlons to the NFL, all other athletic events neglected to accurately test fitness. Even decathlons, while testing a relatively wide range of abilities, missed vital components of physical fitness.

Make no mistake—the CrossFit Games are designed to test, not train, fitness. The goal is to find the fittest athletes, not to produce an easily replicable workout program.

We at Sporturf would like to wish Scott the best of luck next week!

Weatherford Private Par 3 Golf Course

 

 

This project was compiled of Sporturf products including PL923, Fresh Grass 921 and Iron Woods golf focused products.

The install encompassed 150 yards and 5,000 square feet, and will be used as a target green. Sporturf dealer Platinum Turf group installed this Weatherford project in June of 2019.  “This target green is one of kind in Weatherford, TX and our client couldn’t be happier. Thank you for all your help with our projects, ” said Billy Slaughter of Platinum Turf Group.

The products used in the install were designed specifically for golf applications. Specifically, Iron Woods is a non-infilled high-grade polypropylene yarn system designed for heavily used tee lines and hitting mats. It is used by many of the top golf courses in the U.S. because of its ability to hold a golf ball on a pro length tee without infill. It allows players to hit all clubs, from wedge to driver and can be installed indoors or outdoors on concrete or a compacted aggregate base.

 

This product does not replace real grass but is an alternative to use to allow natural grass time to heal properly.

About Platinum Turf Group

Platinum Turf Group is an organization that strives to provide their customers with the highest quality synthetic surface and provide an unmatched customer experience. Their company has over 90 years of combined artificial turf knowledge and leadership and are committed to the best interest of clients, and they foster the right environment for their team’s professional growth. No matter the size or type of the project, they have the organization and resources to fulfill it. Platinum Turf Group recognize that every job is an opportunity and it is their #1 responsibility to over-deliver on all their clients’ expectations!

We at Sporturf love having Platinum Turf Group as part of our team!

 

Reflective Surfacing and Synthetic Turf

Since the inception of PE Fibers used in landscaping applications there have been random instances of fiber shrinkage and melting due to reflective issues. With the increased usage of higher energy efficient windows and doors we have seen these instances increase. These windows and doors are efficient by reflecting more of the suns energy, which in turn increase the amount of the suns energy absorbed by the turf.
We would like to make all parties involved aware of a few things to look for and what steps you can take to remedy reflective surfaces to avoid shrinkage and melting issues. The situation that we have seen causing the most issues is Low-E windows and doors facing the south as they will have the Sun’s energy reflected from them most of the day with the highest reflectivity being around noon.
We recommend if an installation fits the criteria of Low-E glass and Southern exposure these steps should be taken:
1) Visit the site between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to s
ee where the reflected energy is focused (this could be from either the 1st or 2nd story).
2) Devise a plan that could include screens for the glass, planting evergreens between the reflective surface and the turf, or build rock gardens in the affected area.

These steps should help avoid and future issues.

Please note Low E Glass isn’t the only source of reflective surfacing that can create melting in Synthetic Turf. Reflective Melting can occur from various surfaces including but not limited to Patio Furniture, Flag Poles, Plastic Toys, and Metal Outbuildings. Please make the customer aware of these possibilities.
Please follow up with your Account Manager if you have any further questions before starting your next project. You can also refer back to your installation guidelines for complete details.

Sporturf Joins Forces with MASL Utica

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and Sporturf takes that fact very seriously. So much so that the Major Arena Soccer League decided to collaborate with Sporturf to outfit their turf fields with Sporturf synthetic turf.  In 2018, Sporturf and Sporturf International provided the turf for the Major League Arena Soccer team the Utica Comets!

The Comets chose to outfit their field in a striking blue turf that was designed for their unique needs as a Major Arena Soccer League.

When asked about how well the field performs and the benefits Bo Jelovac, UCFC Captain had this to say, “The color of the turf is great. Having a unique playing surface reminds visiting players that this is our home field. The panels lay very flat allowing for no breaks in play due to surface.”

 

ABOUT THE MAJOR ARENA SOCCER LEAGUE

The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The MASL is currently incorporated as a 501(c)6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer.

Sporturf Featured Install: Gold’s Gym

Gold’s Gym chose Sporturf dealer Platinum Sports Group to outfit their facility in Amarillo, TX with synthetic turf. They chose to customize their product with hash marks to make their indoor training even more valuable to their gym members.

As a member of Gold’s Gym, their clients enjoy access to the best coaches, personal trainers, and group exercise instructors in the business. That means access to motivating and knowledgeable experts dedicated to your success. Whatever your goal or experience level, our wide range of fitness classes and offerings can help them reach their goals. Add Sporturf into the mix and you got a seriously amped up workout experience that can’t be beat!

Don’t Forget about Sporturf’s Newest AIA Course!

A few months ago we released our newest AIA course and we want to make sure you don’t forget about it!

AIA CES Course: Synthetic Turf Then & Now

Course Number-ST2019.

This is a 200-level course that allows Sporturf to offer highly requested Learning Units (LU) and requires an in-person presentation by our sales team.

With our new level to course you earn 1 LU.

We look forward to meeting you and educating your team on the history, technological advances and varying applications of synthetic turf.

Please contact your respective Regional Account Manager to set up your in-person presentation today.

Dustin Loggins

Midwest Regional Account Manager
(706) 508-2526 dustinloggins@sporturf.com

Hunter Pratt

Gulf Coast Regional Account Manager
(706) 980-8915 hunterpratt@sporturf.com

Demond Moore

Southeast Regional Account Manager
706-913-5033 demondmoore@sporturf.com

Mac Clark

Northwest Regional Account Manager

Greg Holloway

Southwestern Regional Account Manager
706-671-0029 gregholloway@sporturf.com

Featured Install: Galveston Softball and Baseball

Recently Ball High School in Galveston, TX contracted with Sporturf dealer EnviroTurf to install a synthetic turf field on their softball and baseball fields.

Galveston Ball High School is a nationally known leader in education driven by a culture of excellence through smaller learning communities, community partnerships and college and career ready students.

That being said, it was clear that Ball High School wanted the best for their student athletes and that is why they reached out EnviroTurf and Sporturf respectively. They chose Sporturf’s TrueGrass product for these installs. The school even opted to have a customized logo created by our AquaFab department and have it installed into their field along with the turf.

Sporturf’s TrueGrass is a premium athletic field product that has been tried and tested in the toughest conditions. This product also features the longest lasting fiber available, which makes it ideal for indoor and outdoor athletic fields.

Sporturf dealer EnviroTurf was established in 2006 with a goal of providing superior products that are durable, cost-efficient and aesthetically pleasing while maintaining a commitment to supplying the safest surface possible.

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