OUTDOOR SPORTS SURFACES & TURF
FieldTurf is the official playing surface at Lucas Oil Stadium, the brand-new home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts that officially opened in time for the 2008-2009 NFL season. Lucas Oil Stadium is the latest and greatest, shiniest jewel of NFL stadiums. For the first three years of their tenancy at the RCA Dome, the Colts played on FieldTurf after it was installed in that venue in late spring of 2005. The team also practices on FieldTurf with both an indoor and an outdoor field at the Colts’ Indianapolis training facility. The Lucas Oil Stadium field is the Colts’ fourth FieldTurf surface.
FieldTurf Tarkett: 800-724-2969
SportMaster multi-sport asphalt and concrete surfacing products feature 100 percent acrylic resins to ensure long-term protection in all climate conditions. Attractive colors and specially engineered textures produce a surface that will provide enjoyment and performance for years to come. From tennis court play to the rigors of competitive in-line hockey, SportMaster Sport Surfaces provide the optimum surface. Their nationwide and worldwide network of professional sport surfacing contractors is available to provide on-site recommendations and application services.
Protect Your Track
Use Turtle Tiles to protect your running track during football season. The 12-inch square Turtle Tiles can be quickly laid down across your track and allow access to your football field. Not only will you protect your track with these heavy-duty tiles, but you can include your team colors for a little added pizzazz. Turtle Tiles are easily put on the track area and are quickly picked up for the next track and field event. Instant drainage and cleat resistance make Turtle Tiles a great addition to your athletic field. Made in the United States from 100 percent recycled plastic.
Turtle Plastics Co.: 440-282-8008
A-Turf®, a leading synthetic turf field builder, introduced A-Turf® Louisville Slugger®—a synthetic grass system ideally suited for baseball and softball. By slightly modifying the rubber and sand infill ratio and fiber pile height, the A-Turf Louisville Slugger surface delivers a high-performance field that matches the unique ball roll and bounce of natural grass during play. A-Turf’s dense systems have the most fiber strands per square yard. More fibers mean less movement of the infill components and greater consistency and durability.
Pictured is a rain-permeable synthetic turf athletic field being installed using NORDOT® Adhesive from Synthetic Surfaces Inc. The white NORDOT® Adhesive is being airless-sprayed on a black shock-absorbent and rain-permeable subsurface before synthetic turf is unrolled onto it for bonding. The entire system remains porous because of the design and spray characteristics of the NORDOT® Adhesive.
Synthetic Surfaces Inc.: 908-233-6803
TigerTurf Americas offers advanced synthetic sports fields, landscape and playground products throughout North and Latin America. A member of TigerTurf International, one of the largest turf manufacturers in the world, the company operates from a full-service manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas. TigerTurf’s newest product, TigerPlayTM , accommodates all types of games, from basketball to hopscotch, tennis and more, with its low pile height. It’s created for year-round use and is available in a broad array of colors for inviting use and creativity.
TigerTurf Americas: 512-782-8175
Play On It
Dinoflex recycled rubber playground surfacing tiles are designed to provide an impact-absorbing surface. They are made from recycled tire rubber and are easy to maintain, water-permeable and slip-resistant. A self-aligning interlocking system provides for fast and accurate installation. The advantages of rubber tiles include: physical properties are controlled and consistent throughout the play area; tiles are easy to repair and maintain; enlarging or modifying the play area is easy and installation is simple, requiring no special equipment; and packaging and transportation are uncomplicated. All tile thicknesses have been tested and approved according to ASTM F1292 fall height and head impact criteria standards.
TifSport was developed by USDA/ARS geneticist Dr. Wayne Hanna at the University of Georgia Coastal Plains Experiment Station in Tifton, Ga. This is the same breeding program responsible for Tifgreen, Tifdwarf, TifEagle and Tifway 419, the longtime standard for golf courses, sports fields and home lawns. Partly in response to worries over the genetic vulnerability of Tifway, partly as a safeguard against pest and disease problems, and partly in search of greater cold tolerance, Hanna’s team set out to develop a new, superior Bermudagrass, concentrating on turf density, strength and quality.