San Diego State University Chooses Sporturf
Designer: David DiGeronimo with DMA Sports Group
Contractor: AFE Sports
Note: a 95 oz 1 3/4” pile slit film with a nylon thatch.
Field: Multi-use-soccer, lacrosse, and rugby
When asked about the install David DiGeronimo of DMA Sports Group had this to say, “Sporturf supplied the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks specification flawlessly for the SDSU Project. Sporturf was selected based on its reputation as a leader in manufacturing turf. Key points taken away in working with the SportsTurf team were it was easy, great communication and open to the specification that the Owner wanted produced, which is not easy. Our firm (DMA) visited the plant and reviewed the manufacturing process, which exceed all expectations with the cleanliness, quality control process and worker safety utilized in the manufacturing plant. The project was built in conjunction with AFE Sports, Brock Pad YSR and Zeolite Infill. The field has played extremely well since August and with 95 oz of yarn it’s holding up extremely well to the high usage of the college community. Thank you Sporturf team on a well produced product and openness to fit our clients needs with no hassle’s!”
SDSU’s field is a multipurpose field home to multiple sports including soccer, lacrosse and rugby. The Aztec Recreation department provides high quality programs, services and facilities that inspire active, healthy living and enhance the SDSU experience which is one of the main reasons they chose Sporturf. The Recreation Field features state-of-the art turf and lighting systems. The new turf technology provides lowered field temperatures and maximum shock reduction for participants. This Green built space also utilizes highly focused LED lighting that minimizes shadows and power consumption. Located north of SDSU Parking Structure 12, the Recreation Field is available daily for drop-in play and also hosts recreational activities, including Aztec Recreation Group Fitness classes, ENS Credit classes, Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs.
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