Dublin City Schools Put Their Synthetic Turf Fields To The Test

Many high schools are moving away from the maintenance and limited use of natural turf fields and choosing synthetic turf.  One of the many benefits of a synthetic turf system is increased field availability during the rainy seasons of the year.  After a storm, many natural turf fields would not be available for use for days to allow the field to drain and dry.  A high performing synthetic turf drainage system will evacuate any water from the playing surface within minutes, providing safety and seemingly instant playability. High School staff at a Dublin City Schools campus outside of Columbus, Ohio, reported an issue with…

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Xavier University Soccer keeps the ball rolling

Cincinnati’s Xavier University has a long history of performance excellence. Last summer, this strive for quality was extended to the recently renovated synthetic turf soccer field. Sportworks Field Design assisted the University with monitoring the performance excellence of the field by conducting specific ASTM and FIFA designed standard tests. The results of the ball roll test, featured here, will be compared to test results from installation of the turf and each year following to determine the current performance. This information is essential to the University. Ball roll impacts the speed of play on the field and is an indicator of fiber…

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