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GreenFields USA announces GeoSurfaces as new installation partner

GreenFields USA is proud to announce its new distribution and installation partner: GeoSurfaces, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. TenCate Grass, GreenFields’ parent company, recently acquired a controlling interest in GeoSurfaces.

The two companies have already collaborated on several installations of GreenFields’ premium woven turf product, IRONTURFTM. Most recently, GeoSurfaces installed an IRONTURF football field at the University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff, which represents GreenFields’ first Division I IRONTURF installation. GeoSurfaces also installed the first IRONTURF baseball field at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Mississippi.

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Charlotte Motor Speedway Unveils Finished IRONTURF synthetic turf

GreenFields USA is proud to announce that its construction partner, FIELDS has completed an installation of its premium woven turf product, IRONTURFTM, at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The new turf covers close to 90,000 square feet on the frontstretch of the speedway’s infield, at the exit of Oval Turn 4 as a part of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL™ course. The turf slows down cars exiting the course in a more efficient way than grass, improving safety for drivers.

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GreenFields USA announces new installation partner: Academy Sports Turf

GreenFields USA is proud to announce its new distribution and installation partner: Academy Sports Turf, based in Englewood, Colorado. TenCate Grass, GreenFields’ parent company, recently acquired a controlling interest in Academy Sports Turf in a deal that will benefit both organizations.

The two companies have already collaborated on several installations of GreenFields’ premium woven turf product, IRONTURFTM. Most recently, Academy Sports Turf installed an IRONTURF field at the Zions Bank Academy Stadium for the MLS team Real Salt Lake, as well as woven intramural fields at the University of Colorado – Boulder.

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Deering High School completes new IRONTURF field

GreenFields USA is proud to announce the completion of an exciting installation of its premium product, IRONTURFTM: a top-of-the-line field for Deering High School in Portland. Deering is the largest high school in Portland, and its Memorial Field is the second IRONTURF installation in the Northeast.

The multi-purpose sports field, which was installed by NET Sports Group, is more than 100,000 square feet. IRONTURF is constructed using patented woven technology and is unmatched for playability, durability and safety.

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University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff reveals new IRONTURF football field

GreenFields USA is proud to announce the completed installation of its premium woven turf product, IRONTURFTM, at the University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff. UAPB’s Simmons Field is IRONTURF’s first NCAA Division 1 installation.

IRONTURF is constructed using patented woven technology and is unmatched for playability, durability and safety. Simmons Field covers over 90,000 square feet and was made possible through a gift from Simmons Bank.

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GreenFields Completes Turf installation on CU Boulder Rec Fields

GreenFields USA announced today that the company has completed installation of its woven synthetic turf on two large intramural fields on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

The turf, GreenFields POWERSPORT Diamond, is installed at CU Boulder’s Kittredge Fields, which in addition to hosting a variety of intramural sports are also home to the Buffaloes’ women’s lacrosse team. Academy Sports Turf handled design and installation for the project.

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IRONTURF by GreenFields Sets New Record for Durability

IRONTURF™, the breakthrough woven synthetic turf technology from GreenFields USA, has set a new record for durability. In recent tests by Labosport, an independent testing facility, IRONTURF maintained playability past 300,000 Lisport cycles. In separate tests, it easily surpassed the 6,020 Lisport XL cycles required for FIFA certification.

Lisport testing, in which turf is subjected to abrasion that simulates foot traffic and field wear, is the turf-industry standard for assessing performance and durability. Surpassing 300,000 cycles – ten times the current industry standard – is unprecedented.

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Real Salt Lake Chooses GreenFields Turf for Stadium and Training Complex

GreenFields USA is proud to announce that its premium woven turf has been chosen by the Real Salt Lake (RSL) soccer club for three soccer fields at its new facilities in Salt Lake City.  The fields are major components of the Zions Bank Real Academy Stadium and Training Complex, which opened in late April and is positioned to become one of most significant sports facilities in the Western United States.

The Zions Bank Academy Stadium features a 100,000-square foot pitch that will be home to the Real Monarchs, RSL’s United Soccer League team, as well as the Utah Warriors, Salt Lake’s major league rugby team. The adjoining complex includes two fields in a 200,000+ square foot training facility that is the largest pre-engineered free-span building in North America.

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GreenFields Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Canada’s Tapitec

GreenFields USA, one of the world’s leading sports turf companies, has signed Quebec-based Tapitec as its exclusive distributor for Canada. The agreement will pair the industry’s most innovative synthetic turf maker with Canada’s leading sports-surface supplier and installer.

GreenFields’ premium turf systems are favoured by college, high school and club teams throughout the Americas. GreenFields products, particularly its new woven turfs, have upended the synthetic turf industry and changed customer expectations around playability, durability and safety. In the Canadian market, GreenFields sought a distribution partner with a high level of technical expertise and a long-term reputation for quality. Tapitec proved to be the ideal choice.

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GreenFields Installs Turf in First-of-its-Kind Field Inside Transit Station

In partnership with non-profit Soccer in the Streets and Atlanta United FC, GreenFields brings soccer to communities in need

 

GreenFields is the worldwide leader in artificial sports turf innovation, and they’re living up to that reputation in a local Atlanta community by joining the team that’s pioneering transit-oriented play. Along with the non-profit organization Soccer in the Streets, GreenFields is installing a small-sided community soccer field at the Five Points MARTA station in the heart of downtown Atlanta, thanks to a generous grant provided by Atlanta United FC, the city’s new professional soccer team.

 

It’s the first soccer field in the world to be built inside of a major urban transit system and ultimately helps Soccer in the Streets with their goal of bringing the transformative power of soccer and all its community benefits to the underserved areas that need it most. The group’s executive director Phil Hill elaborates, “Children living in inner

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GreenFields Offers Turnkey Artificial Turf Solutions

From installation to maintenance, GreenFields is there every step of the way

Sports organizations are looking for a turf solution that will stand up to long hours of high-level play. Whether you’re trading up from a grass field to artificial turf or wondering if it’s time to replace your existing synthetic field, the decision comes with a list of questions and considerations. GreenFields offers tailor-made systems for a wide variety of sports, as well as personal service, customized installation and a long-term partnership beyond the duration of the field.

Upgrade from Grass to World-Class Turf

Generally, grass fields will begin to break down during the first season resulting in re-soding or re-seeding every season thereafter. In contrast, artificial turf allows for at least 40-50 hours per week of heavy usage, eliminating the need for replacement each season. Artificial turf reduces maintenance costs by as much as 75% compared to natural grass. GreenFields Operations Manager Herb Zabel notes that artificial turf is also more forgiving, noting “in natural grass, when something is

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NCAA Champion Syracuse leads with GreenFields TX™ Hockey Field

Syracuse University takes delivery of GreenFields TX field hockey turf system as it looks to continue the momentum from last year’s NCAA national Championship winning season.

The Champions
The reigning women’s field hockey NCAA national champions chose GreenFields USA to renew and upgrade their field. GreenFields is the industry leader in field hockey with its GreenFields TX field hockey system. Across the world, GreenFields has installed over 200 field hockey fields. The head coach for Syracuse’s field hockey team reached out to GreenFields after experiencing GreenFields’ world class playing surface at the 2014 Field Hockey World Cup.

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Los Prados Park installs field with EPDM alternative infill

Greenfields USA is proud to announce that the City of San Mateo will utilize one of the most durable and environmentally friendly turf products on the market at Los Prados Park, home to many of the city’s soccer, baseball and softball teams.  The city selected GreenFields’ SlideMax XQ product, utilizing a fiber that exceeds some of the most stringent wear tests in the industry, along with a non-SBR rubber infill called Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM).

It marks the first synthetic field in the San Mateo city parks system.  It also marks the largest synthetic turf project in California utilizing the EPDM infill.

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GreenFields MX field unveiled at US Lacrosse Headquarters

 

GreenFields, a world leader in artificial turf systems, has installed its state-of-the-art MX woven turf and woven Sine pad along with a TPE holo infill at US Lacrosse’s new headquarters and training center in Sparks, MD.  GreenFields USA has been chosen as the official turf partner of US Lacrosse.

The field is one of the highlights of the new US Lacrosse’s headquarters and will serve as home for Team USA and a site for international, college and high school games, as well as youth play.

“We are proud and excited that US Lacrosse chose GreenFields to be its official turf partner,” said Danielle Byrd, GreenFields USA Marketing Manager. “The demand for high-quality, safe

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GreenFields’ new synthetic turf performs more like grass and could reduce leg injuries

GreenFields, the world leader in synthetic field systems, continues to lead the market in product innovation by introducing a safer synthetic playing surface called GreenFields® MX 3 STAR.    GreenFields President Guido Vliegen states, “GreenFields MX 3 STAR feels like real turf and our laboratory testing strongly suggests that it will have a significant impact on decreasing the number of lower leg injuries that players experience on synthetic turf.”

Focus on Sports Safety 

It is well known that synthetic turf fields typically provide players higher traction than natural grass.  However, NFL statistics show that lower leg injuries are more prevalent on synthetic turf than on natural grass. GreenFields addresses this problem since it has physical characteristics that are closer to natural grass than any other synthetic turf product. Richard Kent, Professor at the University of Virginia Center for Applied Biomechanics, has conducted independent testing of the new GreenFields MX product and stated, “Greenfields MX 3 STAR performed much like a natural grass field.”

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Broomfield City and County Commons Park gets GreenFields® MX turf system, the newest technology in sports turf

The newly completed Championship Field at Broomfield City and County Commons Park now showcases some of the newest technology GreenFields has to offer with their innovative GreenFields® MX turf system. Academy Sports Turf LLC based in Englewood, Colorado, partnered with GreenFields USA to install the new GreenFields® MX woven synthetic turf system. The new championship multipurpose pitch is the first woven field in the Rocky Mountain region. GreenFields sets the bar with groundbreaking sports systems for athletes, worldwide, like in Colorado.

Constructed in 2002, Commons Parks Championship Field was due for a replacement. The city wanted to provide the best playing surface for the city and county of Broomfield. GreenFields created not only a system that was the best for playing football and soccer, but also

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Construction Update at Bates University

 

When Campus Construction Update learned that a new watering system was part of this summer’s project to replace the playing surface on Bates’ field hockey facility, our journalistic reflexes started to bark.
Why, they asked, would you irrigate artificial grass?

Well, as it turns out, it’s standard in field hockey to soak the artificial turf for games and practices (in above-freezing temperatures, anyway). The reasons involve both the quality of play and the safety of the players, explains Bates’ field hockey coach Danielle Ryder.

“The water allows the ball to move at greater speeds with a consistent roll,” she says. “It also keeps the ball on the very top layer of the turf carpet, allowing players to easily maneuver their sticks around the ball.”

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Plainview Football Stadium Update Gets Underway

(Top) Construction crews move dirt to a pile on the east end of Plainview Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. (Below) Concrete on the long jump and pole vault runways have dried.

Under sunny skies and humid weather with temperatures in the mid-90s Monday afternoon, three heavy construction loading vehicles relocated layers of dirt on the football field at Plainview Stadium to a large pile located on the east end of the stadium.

Construction has been ongoing since April 24 as part of the removal of the grass field and the installation of a sports turf that has been contracted through GreenFields.

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GreenFields Meets the Demands of Lacrosse, the Nation’s Fastest Growing College Sport

The “fastest sport on two feet” is also the fastest growing sport among college campuses. According to US Lacrosse, the sport’s national governing body, it has the highest growth rate of all NCAA divisions from 2000-2014. During that time period, participation in women’s lacrosse increased 109 percent, and participation in men’s lacrosse increased 95 percent. Between 2016 and 2018, new lacrosse programs are slated to start across 57 colleges.

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