Synthetic turf offers many positive things to outdoor sports activities normally played on a natural surface. One positive is that it maintains the same physical traits in all four seasons. Synthetic turf can withstand more frequent use, allows for a multi-use venue, offers faster drainage and requires less maintenance than a natural surface field. However, with all of these positive attributes you get from having a synthetic turf surface they mean very little if the players have to react the field and not the ball.
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