What Are Some Benefits of Building an Artificial Turf Field?
Some of the benefits of building an artificial turf field include:
HOURS OF USE – Unlike a natural grass field, you can use an artificial turf field over and over, putting hours and hours of practice and play on the surface daily. This is not possible with natural grass. Grass needs time to “heal” after each use.
MAINTENANCE – Artificial turf fields need to be maintained, but the maintenance is considerably less than natural grass. No watering, fertilizing, seeding/sodding, aerating, etc.
PLAY – Instead of having dedicated “game fields” for each sport that can only be used for game day activities, to keep the grass in playable condition, artificial turf allows multiple sports to be played on one field. It is not uncommon for an artificial turf field to be used for, band, soccer, field hockey, football, lacrosse, baseball/softball.
SPACE – If there is not a lot of available land to build dedicated fields, an artificial turf field might be the best solution. Lots of activities can be scheduled on the field.
SAFETY– A properly selected and designed field can be safer than a natural grass field. The amount of infill and use of a shock pad greatly impact the safety and playability.