PLAYRITE and Anderson County High School

This week’s Sporturf blog comes from, PLAYRITE, which has served as the premier sports and recreation construction company in Tennessee for nearly 20 years. A recent installation at Anderson County High School was extremely unique in the fact that the school did not have the funds to install the field initially. However they did have the support of the community. They are working on building the base for the field themselves.

PLAYRITE is working in tandem with the school to transition their natural grass surface to an upper echelon synthetic turf surface from Sporturf. PLAYRITE owner Keith Simmons visited the school on countless occasions to oversee the project and offer guidance to the numerous football supporters that donated their time and resources to ensure that the field was completed.

Jesse Smithey at PLAYRITE had the following to say about the Anderson project:

“Anderson County’s field will be the first that we have done that will have sponsorship logos on the sidelines and even one on the field. That is a trend that will become more and more prevalent in schools and colleges in the coming seasons, as it helps them outfit their programs in turf more quickly and affordably.

By mid-July, weather permitting, the Anderson County Mavericks will have a completed field that features a 50-ounce TrueGrass product from Sporturf. And that 50-ounce turf will totally match the quality to which Anderson County holds its football program.

We definitely want to thank all the great people at Sporturf and those from Anderson County High School who have been a pleasure to work alongside as partners in this venture. We can’t wait until the field is finished.”

Andrews Institute Completion

Sporturf recently completed a turf installation at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, FL.

The Andrews Institute was founded by internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. James Andrews and provides a spectrum of services in order for patients at all levels of performance to quickly and accurately address their orthopaedic needs.

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The existing turf had reached the end of its useful life and in an effort to provide their clients with a cutting edge surface for training and rehabilitation, Sporturf was selected to install PowerHouse 45 over the original shock pad. The installation was a huge success and was met with rave reviews from the Andrews team.

PowerHouse is one of our most advanced system designs and provides high resilience and increased comfort, durability and safety. The fiber combination is designed to withstand all the rigors of wear and tear for many years.  Sporturf is honored to be associated with the Andrews Institute!

Andrews Institute Installing Sporturfs PowerHouse

This week we are featuring a project that is currently under construction at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, FL.  The Andrews Institute was founded by internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. James Andrews and provides a spectrum of services in order for patients at all levels of performance to quickly and accurately address their orthopaedic needs.

The pictures will give you a better grasp of what happens when you are replacing turf while trying to salvage the previously used sub-base and shock pad.  At this point all of the turf has been removed, the pad has been inspected and they’re in the process of replacing some of the original wood nailer that had rotted beyond repair.  The crew will begin rolling out brand new Sporturf PowerHouse in the coming days. As the project progresses we will post additional updates.

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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.

Sporturf and Field Hockey

Sporturf™ has developed a world class Field Hockey surface, called FIH71, utilizing the latest in yarn technology. When performance matters, Sporturf FIH71 excels because we want the athletes to concentrate on the game and not worry about a slow or bouncing ball. A predictable, fast surface is what FIH71 delivers no matter the weather conditions.

Utilizing a skin friendly polyethylene grass blade, FIH71 is much less abrasive than competitive nylon field hockey products for those instances when athletes come in contact with the surface.    FIH71 is the ultimate Field Hockey surface!

Recently, Sporturf FIH71 was installed at Missouri State’s Betty and Bobby Allison North Stadium with rave reviews. The field even includes retractable water cannons that allow for better gameplay. You can find out more information about this project in our documentation section on our website or you can simply click the following link https://sporturf.com/documentation/#highlight-reel

If you want to know more about our products or possibly visit one of our installs please give us a call and we would be happy to assist you.

 

Sarcoxie High School Shines With New Sporturf Field

Recently our dealer, Craig Shonk of Synthetic Turf Professionals, installed an amazing synthetic grass field in Sarcoxie, MO. Sarcoxie High School is only the 2nd Class 1A school with a synthetic field located in the state Missouri. According to Shonk the installation went smoothly and as you can see the field turned out incredible.

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The field installed is Sporturf Powerhouse 46oz, with a 2.25” pile height.  Designed with durability in mind, PowerHouse also provides increased comfort and durability thanks to the extensive research and development that went into it. The PowerHouse series is made up of some of the most proven and durable fibers in the world. Our system allows for more face yarn to show its beautiful colors. PowerHouse truly is a workhorse and will withstand the rigors of wear and tear for many years.

Clayton High School becomes a PowerHouse!

At the beginning of the fall season one of our dealers, Craig Shonk of Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals, installed a field in St. Louis, MO at Clayton High School. The Clayton High school Greyhounds chose to install the workhorse of the Sporturf product line; PowerHouse. According to Lee Laskowski, “The multi-color blend gave the turf a more natural look, fiber density and price point finally made our decision.” Lee went on to say, “We also believe that this field will last longer and be more durable than some of the others because of the fiber.”

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The field installed is Powerhouse 46oz, with a 2.25” pile height.  Designed with durability in mind, PowerHouse also provides increased comfort and durability thanks to the extensive research and development that went into it. The PowerHouse series is made up of some of the most proven and durable fibers in the world. Our system allows for more face yarn to show its beautiful colors. PowerHouse truly is a workhorse and will withstand the rigors of wear and tear for many years.

Lassiter High School Football and Lutzie 43

A week ago today Lassiter High School dedicated their brand new Sporturf™ field to the memory of Philip Lutzenkirchen. Philip tragically passed away at only 23 years old exactly 1 year to the day from when the project began.

The Lutzie 43 Foundation was established in loving memory of Philip Lutzenkirchen, shortly after his death in 2014.

The objective of the Foundation is to pass on Philip’s many remarkable characteristics in terms of community service, leadership and service to others. The Foundation’s motto is to “Live like Lutz, Love like Lutz, and Learn from Lutz,” reflecting the desire to help others live out the many positive character attributes that Philip displayed, while learning from the circumstances that led to his death.

Tonight the Trojan’s begin their regular season holding strong to the memory of Philip in the hopes that they will continue to remember and honor his values on and off of the field.

The image below was pulled from the Plainsman.com article linked below.

http://www.theplainsman.com/article/2015/08/lutzie-field-dedication

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Worldwide Turf Canada: Lewis-McChord Air Force Base

If you have been monitoring our posts you’ve seen updates on the Worldwide Turf Canada project at Lewis-McChord Air Force Base.

We have documented this project from the first truck load of stone to the manufacturing of the turf through the rolling and seaming of the carpet. The project is now complete and the turf has been in use for a few weeks now. The difference from start to finish is striking and Sporturf™ was thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful project that will benefit the men and women of our armed forces and their families.

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Sporturf™ worked closely with Worldwide and Lewis-McChord in order to custom design high performance turf systems that surpassed the requirements for the multipurpose, baseball and softball fields.  For the multipurpose fields, a monofilament system was created to provide long term ball roll control and natural aesthetics and a high durability slit film was chosen for the baseball and softball fields.

When it comes to sports fields, Sporturf™ understands the demands and specific needs of athletes, owners and fans alike. Our fields provide a consistent surface that you can count on to deliver the best experience available on the market today. The turf we manufacture utilizes the latest technology and is made of the highest quality products obtainable. Features like heat reduction, ball bounce, ball roll and even light reflection are all advancements that are addressed in our product designs.

Our main goal at Sporturf™ is making sure your selection process is made easy. Sporturf™ offers consultation at our factory to help you determine what surface makes the most sense for you and your team. We are continuously improving on technologies and take the process of education very serious. Let us be part of your process today.

Lehigh Valley Steelhawks and Fast Grass AT740

The Lehigh Valley Steelhawks are a professional Indoor football team that has been active in Bethlehem, PA since 2010.

The Steelhawks play in the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) and their typical season runs from spring to early summer. This season, the Steelhawks had the opportunity to test out their brand new Fast Grass AT740 field supplied by Sporturf. Team officials chose a striking black field color that included a logo of the team sponsor, Embassy Bank.  Executive V.P. and General Manager of the team, Mike Clark said, “Our fans absolutely love it! It’s state-of-the-art and we highly recommend Sporturf™ to anyone looking to purchase a field!”

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The team’s medical staff is also impressed with the Sporturf. Clark also stated, “Not only do the players like it but it saved a lot on injuries as well!”

The Steelhawks were extremely impressed with the Sporturf™ team’s diligence and responsiveness at getting them the info they needed during the color selection process. All a client needs to do is to specify the colors needed for the project and chances are Sporturf can make it happen.

If you want to check out the Steelhawks in action on the new Sporturf surface you can access their schedule on their website: (http://www.lvsteelhawks.com/). All images provided by Lehigh Valley Steelhawks.

Contact your Business Director today to see how Sporturf can help you!

Worldwide Canada McChord Air Force Base Progress

As of Monday May 25th Worldwide Turf Canada has finished all of the base work on all the fields as well as turf installation on both multipurpose fields. They plan to have the turf complete on 2 of the 4 ball fields by Friday and anticipate being complete in 3 weeks from Monday May 25th.

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The top image is an aerial shot of the progress thus far. To give you an idea of where we started take a look below.

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To the inexperienced eye it probably does not look like it takes very much to install synthetic turf. We are here to tell you that is simply not true. Take a look at the project progression and we think you will be amazed at the amount of work that goes into a field.

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Lining up the lines, its a precise measurement.

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Installing the line into the turf.

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Infill, it’s what keeps the blade standing and helps the turf look the best possible.

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Brushing, evenly distributes the infilled sand an grooms the turf.

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As you can clearly see, quite a few steps go into making a field correctly. A top quality field takes work and when done properly, the end results cannot be beat!

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