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Synthetic Turf, Then, and Now

Learn about synthetic turf, then, and now with Sporturf. On July 19, 1966, the Astros and Phillies stepped out onto a baseball field made entirely of synthetic turf. That game at the Astrodome was the first time synthetic turf was used in a professional sports game. When the Astrodome opened in 1965, the field was composed entirely of natural grass; however, the roof of the dome soon had to be painted because outfielders could not properly see fly balls. When...
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Cleaning, Maintaining and Caring for Your Synthetic Turf

 SIMPLE DAY-TO-DAY CARE AND THOSE OCCASIONAL SPECIAL PROCEDURES NECESSARY FOR MINOR REPAIRS, SNOW REMOVAL, AND UNUSUAL EVENTS OR USES. THE FOLLOWING ARE GENERAL KEYS TO PRESERVING AND CLEANING YOUR TURF SYSTEM. I. Daily Usage and Cleaning 1. Footwear should be restricted to ½” molded cleats 2. Stance areas for baseball/softball, lacrosse, and soccer goal mouths face abnormal wear patterns and must be monitored daily. 3. Band Practices may cause abnormal wear and the field must be monitored for rubber loss...
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Lenoir City Grows With Combat Turf!

Recently Lenoir City High School worked with Sporturf dealer Legacy Sports and Fitness to install Combat Turf in their indoor gymnasium. Lenoir got ladders and lines prefabricated into the turf by Sporturfs in-house Aquafab team. The benefit of having the ladders and lines added to the turf is that you do not have to worry about them wearing off like paint. They are secure in the install. Lenoir will be using that as a multi-purpose training area for all of...
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Sporturf Will Attend CPRS 2021 Virtually

Sporturf Account Managers Greg Holloway and Mac Clark will be attending the virtual tradeshow in partnership with KYA. CPRS Conference & Expo 2021 CONNECTIONS is going Virtual! After a great deal of surveying, discussion, re-booking and planning, we have made the decision to host our 2021 CPRS Conference & Expo virtually, March 22-26, 2021. We are excited to bring you unique educational event that will inspire us all, foster hope, and provide YOU with the education and tools you'll need...
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Indoor Install with Genesis Turf Keeps Kids Active in Any Weather!

In 2012 an old abandoned warehouse with unlimited potential was discovered and its future owners envisioned both the services they could provide and what the building could become. In January 2013, LAB Sports Performance — Roanoke’s premier workout and training facility — was founded. Since its opening, LAB Sports Performance has been training athletes of all ages, and walks of life, to help them reach their training goals. LabSports decided to partner with Sporturf dealer Genesis Turf to install a top-quality...
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Lamar Powers Through with Powerhouse and Sporturf!

Lamar High School worked with Sporturf™ dealer Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals to bring their field to the next level. The Tigers needed a synthetic turf field that could withstand a beating and Craig Shonk and his team knew the perfect turf to get the job done! Craig and his team knew Lamar would put their install to the test due to their 8 class 2 football state championships. Thankfully Sporturf™ has products that span all levels of baseball from pro...
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Do you Know About the Science of Baseball?

The surface that you play on is incredibly important. Almost as important as the players.   If a player cannot perform on the field to the best of their abilities or if the field is not up to par, the game will suffer. By design, a high percentage of the action that takes place during baseball and softball games is concentrated on a relatively small percentage of the playing surface: the infield. That's why two thirds of a team's defensive...
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Sporturf Says Thank You Veterans!

  Sporturf would like to express our thanks and gratitude to all of the Veterans out there! Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Interesting Facts About Veterans Day Veterans Day occurs on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but in 1975 President Gerald Ford returned...
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Sporturf Introduces New Landscape Product Sassy Grass!

Meet our newest landscape product, Sassy Grass! Sassy Grass is an excellent landscape product that offers a thatch, which provides added body, reducing the amount of infill needed. The two-color blend of this surface provides a truly authentic look and feel that resembles a natural lawn making it an ideal landscape product, unlike many others. This product can be used for landscapes, playgrounds, pet areas, fringes, and much more. This product can be installed indoors or outdoors on concrete or...
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Highlight Reel: North Greenville University

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1600280658092{background-color: #003a5d !important;}"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="15px"][vc_custom_heading text="North Greenville University" font_container="tag:h2|font_size:48|text_align:center|color:%2376bc21" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_custom_heading text="HIGHLIGHT REEL" font_container="tag:p|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row parallax="content-moving" parallax_image="4285"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="4321" img_size="large"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Home of the NGU Baseball Team [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Recently, Sporturf™ dealer Sportscapes Construction installed a project at North Greenville University in Greenville, SC. This construction project overhauled NGU's baseball program and was a catalyst for a much-enhanced student life experience. Sportscapes' finished product created a professional look and made the field suitable for play, for years to come. Upon completion of the project,...
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