Why Should I Choose Synthetic Turf for my Baseball Field?


Why Should I Choose Synthetic Turf for my Baseball Field? We’re going to tell you why.

Since the 1980’s, synthetic turf fields have become increasingly popular. This is for many reasons. One of the many reasons is that it is low maintenance. When it comes to cost, upfront a synthetic field is going to cost you more, but long term you will save money with maintenance. With a natural turf field, you have to mow it and use chemicals to keep the grass looking fresh. Natural turf fields also required to be waters frequently and use about 1,000,000 gallons of water a year, but you do not have to water synthetic turf. This will save you a lot of money every year and it is better for the environment. Besides being low maintenance, synthetic turf looks better longer and as long as it is cared for properly, synthetic turf also lasts much longer than natural turf.

When it comes to playing on a synthetic turf field versus a natural turf field, you have some improvements in the game play. There is a heat reduction, more control of the ball’s bounce, and speed of it’s roll. This all can help make game plays smoother. Not only does it help with game play, but it also helps with injury. According to research by the Synthetic Turf Council, you have no greater risk of injury playing on a turf field rather than a natural turf, but instead have a slightly less chance of injury. In 2004 the NCAA ran a study to find out if the risk of injury was greater on synthetic turf, and they found out that players had a 4.4% injury rate on natural turf and a 3.5% injury rate on synthetic turf.

When it comes to baseball, Sporturf™ understands the demands athletes, owners and fans expect. Our turf baseball fields provide a consistent surface that you can count on to deliver the best experience available. We have an offering that spans all levels of play from Pro to the local little league field. The quality turf we manufacture utilizes the latest technology. Features like natural turf resemblance, ball bounce, speed of the ball roll and rotational resistance are all advancements that are addressed in our product designs. Learn more about the science behind our baseball field turf.

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