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Need AIA Credits? You can have a virtual session!

We’ve written about our AIA courses in the past and decided to update you all.

 

We introduced our newest AIA course last year and with the pandemic we can no longer meet our customers like we are used to doing. With this in mind we are working on distance learning with our team and are able to offer our presentations digitally. We are continiuing to offer this course for AIA credits along with our level one course located on the Hanley Wood website at this link https://www.hanleywooduniversity.com/library/asearch/aterms/synthetic_turf/  Please reach out to our corporate office or your local Regional Account Manager to set up a presentation.

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.

 

All courses offered via Hanley Wood University are approved for AIA Learning Units (LUs). Credits earned upon completion of a course are reported by Hanley Wood University to AIA for all AIA members.

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

Why You Should Choose Synthetic Turf for Your Football Field

Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published in October 2018 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

According to the Synthetic Turf Council, in the United States alone, there are over 5,500 synthetic turf fields in current use. Millions of students across the country have the opportunity to practice and play on a sports field that is functional rain or shine. Football turf is popping up all over the country.

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football field             waterdown

Synthetic Football Turf Pros

  • Lower maintenance costs. While we can’t say the initial cost will be cheaper, it will be in the hundreds of thousands, the upkeep is much less costly. Your typical natural turf sports field can use up to a million gallons water each year, with synthetic turf water is not needed. Add to it, that synthetic turf needs no mowing or trimming nor traditional grooming.
  • Chemical/pesticide-free. Dissimilar to natural grass, synthetic turf does not require pesticide treatment nor fertilizers.
  • Extended play. Synthetic turf fields are so much more durable than natural grass fields. Natural grass is more susceptible to weather, animals, wear and tear from players and a multitude of other components. With a synthetic field, you don’t have to worry about a flooding field or muddy play space.
  • ADA compliant. Many fields are required to be ADA compliant. With turf this is easier to accomplish that it could be with natural turf.
  • Logo Customization. Synthetic turf allows for logo customization that is durable and more vibrant than a painted field. The logos can’t be worn away.

Synthetic Football Turf Cons

  • It can and will be a costly investment and for some that may be a mitigating factor.
  • Temperature and heat. Synthetic turf can and will heat up in the sun but as technology continues improving the heat can be managed with infill and light water spray if needed.

As always if you have any questions or concerns before your next project please reach out to your regional account manager or give us a call and we can help you out!

Official Sporturf Partner College Football Hall of Fame Reopens

The College Football Hall of Fame, an official partner of Sporturf, has reopened to the public with new changes to enhance the guest experience during this COVID era. The 95,000 square foot facility located in Atlanta, GA will be open Friday through Monday each week, with ample space for social distancing. On days the Hall is closed to the public, the building will be available to accommodate and serve private groups, teambuilding experiences, luncheons and more. In addition to these changes, the Hall will also develop new virtual content to reach audiences across the country.

College Football Hall of Fame Atl

The nonprofit features three new interactive experiences – the Air Force Air Raid QB Sim, Kia Performance Challenge and Goodyear Blimp Exhibit.  Guests can enjoy fan favorites like the ESPN GameDay Desk built by The Home Depot and Peach Bowl Field. In addition to the new experiences, the Hall of Fame also unveiled a curated exhibit featuring the stories of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Please be sure to visit our friends at the College Football Hall of Fame next time you’re in Atlanta!

The Sporturf Facility Designer Sets You Apart from the Competition!

 

The Sporturf™ Facility Designer can be used to design a customized training area for your facility. Instead of spending hours on the phone or emailing back and forth with your account manager you can personally input your information into our Facility Designer and get an actual custom art rendering of your project including your logo.

First set the turf color and outer dimensions, then add hash lines, ladders, and agility dots. Upload your logo (a PNG file with transparent background works best) and drag-and-drop it into place. Your logo can be rotated and scaled to the desired size.

Finally, fill out the Contact Information section and submit the design. An email with a link to the design PDF file will be sent to you and you will be assigned an Account Manager! Test our facility designer 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
We have the most extensive product line that has been developed from the best turf designers in the world. Our team will walk you step by step in picking the perfect product for your facility and budget.This means educating you on each component of the turf product that you need, describing all of the choices that are available and then helping you determine what is best for you.
With over 25 years worth of turf fields manufactured and installed, we know how to make the right product for you. Thank you very much for choosing Sporturf™ for your complete turf solution.

Need AIA Credits? Remember Sporturf!

We introduced our newest AIA course last year and thought we would bring it up again incase any of our fellow architects hadn’t had time to check it out! We are continiuing to offer this course for AIA credits. Please reach out to our corporate office or your local Regional Account Manager to set up a presentation.

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

Sporturf Facility Designer Helps You Design Your Turf!

 

The Sporturf™ Facility Designer can be used to design a customized training area for your facility.

First set the turf color and outer dimensions, then add hash lines, ladders, and agility dots. Upload your logo (a PNG file with transparent background works best) and drag-and-drop it into place. Your logo can be rotated and scaled to the desired size.

Finally, fill out the Contact Information section and submit the design. An email with a link to the design PDF file will be sent to you and you will be assigned an Account Manager! Test our facility designer 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
We have the most extensive product line that has been developed from the best turf designers in the world. Our team will walk you step by step in picking the perfect product for your facility and budget.This means educating you on each component of the turf product that you need, describing all of the choices that are available and then helping you determine what is best for you.
With over 25 years worth of turf fields manufactured and installed, we know how to make the right product for you. Thank you very much for choosing Sporturf™ for your complete turf solution.

San Diego State University Chooses Sporturf

Designer: David DiGeronimo with DMA Sports Group

Architect: Swinerton

Contractor: AFE Sports

Product: FL510T-95

Note: a 95 oz 1 3/4” pile slit film with a nylon thatch.

Infill: Zeofill

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.

About Swinerton

Swinerton traces its roots back to 1888, when a young Swedish immigrant formed a brick masonry and contracting business in Los Angeles to serve the growing city in its post–Gold Rush building boom.

Since our earliest days building along the Western frontier, the company has survived and thrived through two world wars, the Great Depression and Recession, dynamic cultural movements, and natural disasters. Since Swinerton’s earliest days, our exceptional craftsmanship has helped us create celebrated landmark projects throughout the West and beyond.

The company now has over 3,500 employees from coast to coast, and along the way we’ve helped build communities from the peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the Hawaiian Islands, from the Gulf of Alaska to the jungles of Colombia. The company still operates under California contractor’s license number 92—the one it obtained in 1927 when the state first began issuing licenses. Many Swinerton-built structures now claim a spot on the National Register of Historic Places and other architectural preservation lists.

Trimming Selvedge from Foam Backed Product

When trimming the selvedge on a foam backed product you will need some tools to help you complete this.  You will need a:

  • carpet knife or slide knife.
  • replaceable blades.
  • T-shaped Hex key (3/32” or 6 mm)

Unroll the foam backed synthetic turf face up.  Starting at the edge of the roll at the selvedge you will find the stitch rows.  From the selvedge, count in 2 stitch rows.  Starting at the edge of the roll, take your T-shaped hex key and place it between the second and the third stitch row.  Start pushing the hex key through the length of the stitch roll so that it separates the fibers of the second and third tuft row.  You may need to do this several times before you get a good separation of the tuft rows.

After the tuft rows have been separated you will see a definitive line. Take your carpet knife with a new blade and start cutting between the 2nd and 3rd tufted rows.  It is important that you try and maintain a straight cut along these separated tuft rows.  Keep your replaceable blades handy and keep a sharp one in your knife. This will help you maintain a straight cut. Remember to always dispose of used blades in an appropriate container.

Need AIA Credits? Remember Sporturf!

We introduced our newest AIA course last year and thought we would bring it up again incase any of our fellow architects hadn’t had time to check it out! We are continiuing to offer this course for AIA credits. Please reach out to our corporate office or your local Regional Account Manager to set up a presentation.

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

Grants Chooses TrueGrass

Sporturf™ dealer Sport Surfaces Distributing, Inc. installed a full-size field of Sporturf’s TrueGrass at Grants High School. Grants High School is a comprehensive high school with rigorous academics, a student focused approach, a dedicated-caring staff, and a well established and respected history of excellence.

The school chose Sporturf™ and Sport Surfaces because of the need for a quality install by a credible installer and durable field that would withstand the play of multiple sports.
Sport Surfaces Distributing, Inc. and The Robert Cohen Co., have been selling and installing high performance athletic and commercial floors for over 30 years.

About TrueGrass

This product 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. This product can be installed outdoors or indoors over concrete or a compacted aggregate base.

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