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Matching articles for Sports Facilities – Outdoor - Sports Fields: 56

Turf: A Crash Course

Web Exclusive - September 2014

Synthetic turf fields offer a wide range of benefits. Here's a look at some specific types of turf and their applications.

Maintain Your Synthetic Turf Field

Problem Solver - August 2014

More and more owners are installing synthetic turf fields, which can offer a number of benefits, from reduced maintenance to increased playing time. Properly maintaining the field helps ensure safety, playability, appearance, durability and flexibility.

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World-Class Turf
Preparing for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Before You Go - April 2014

Planning for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has been years in the making with the construction of 12 stadiums to house the matches set to be held between June 12 and July 13.

Field Perspectives

The Right Sports Turf in the Right Place

Feature Article - February 2014

Synthetic turf and natural turf have their advantages and disadvantages when used in sports applications. To make the best decision for your facility means carefully considering the options with an eye to your specific needs.

Sports Fields

When There's a Will, There's a Way
How to Design a Field With Unique Requirements

Guest Column - January 2014

Whether you're located in a unique climate or your facility is landlocked and suffers from a lack of space, working with the right team will ensure you get the sports field that meets your needs.

Make Some Noise

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School
Scotch Plains, N.J.

Web Exclusive - January 2014

When its sports fields' audio system failed on homecoming day, one school knew it was time for something different.


Tiptop Turf
Keeping Your Synthetic Turf in Shape

Guest Column - October 2013

Keeping your synthetic turf in top shape requires careful adherence to maintenance practices. This month, the experts give you a quick rundown.

Grounds for Innovation

Turf Trends for Today & Tomorrow

Supplement Feature - September 2013

One way facilities are accommodating their increased use is through synthetic turf. "We are certainly seeing more and more synthetic systems going in throughout the Mid-Atlantic," said Mike Goatley Jr., professor and extension turfgrass specialist at Virginia Tech and president of the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA). "They're popping up like dandelions."

Improve Safety on the Ballfield

Problem Solver - August 2013

Newer releasable bases are made up of three major parts. As with a traditional base, a metal pole is sunk into the ground and fixed in concrete. Then a rubber mat is bolted to a pole that's inserted into the ground. A separate pillow then fits onto the rubber mat. If a player steps on the base, it stays put. However, runners who slide hard into the base will cause the pillow to release from the mat.

Beyond the Surface

Installing New Synthetic Grass Fields

Guest Column - April 2013

You've made the decisions to go with synthetic turf for your new sports fields, but do you know what you should look for in a synthetic turf partner?