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My hometown stadium's turf installation.


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First off...cool I didn't know how they did the endzones and stuff exactly.

Secondly. It sounds like a multipurpose stadium. If any school or town has a multipurpose stadium, and they can afford to get field turf or anything like it, they should. It appears taht its at least soccer and football. If that's mens and women's soccer, plus football, that's something like 15 practices and 5 games a week. Maybe more if its multiple levels. Takes a toll between the hashes around the 6th week.

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That stadium is literally used year-round. Especially with one of the private school now playing their home games there during the season, that field is literally used nonstop during the fall. During the fall, it is used by the high school's freshman, JV, and Varsity football teams, the junior high's football team's, the private school, and both of the youth football leagues. During the spring and summer, it is used by all of the soccer teams at both the junior high and high school and the local semipro team. That grass get shredded year round. Fortunately, that is Phase I of the stadium renovations. Over a period of time, the entire stadium is going to be remodeled. I've seen the mockups of the plans for the stadium, and it looks real nice.

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Secondly. It sounds like a multipurpose stadium. If any school or town has a multipurpose stadium, and they can afford to get field turf or anything like it, they should. It appears taht its at least soccer and football. If that's mens and women's soccer, plus football, that's something like 15 practices and 5 games a week. Maybe more if its multiple levels. Takes a toll between the hashes around the 6th week.

I couldn't agree more. FieldTurf makes more sense at a facility like this than almost any other (read college or NFL) outdoor facility in the world (indoor facilities are another story). The upkeep of natural grass is so cost prohibitive for something that's pounded year-round. You have to staff the field daily, plus worry about drought and flooding, re-sodding every year or two, etc. (big $$$). With a one-time investment in FieldTurf, you can walk away from it every night, and know 100% that it will be ready for whatever activity you need the next day. I'm as big a fan of natural grass as anyone, but sometimes practicality has to weigh in as well...

Moose

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Field turf has its ups and downs. Its not a bad surface to play on and it doesnt get torn up like grass but it gets hotter than hell down on the field and you cant get those damn little black things out of your uni, ever. they are permanently emblazoned in the damn thing no matter how many times you run it through the spin cycle. I helped a guy lay down field turf on our local multipurpose field earlier this summer and i was suprised at how many steps you have to take to get it laid. I thought it was just grassy stuff on concrete like it used to be but now you have a few layers before the accual turf

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Here in the Seattle area almost all the high schools (at least in our Kingco 4A conference) have artificial turf because its used for soccer, football, and other sutff, and with the rain it would just be a mess if it wasn't. A few schools switched to FieldTurf, and then my school did it last year. How long did it take you guys to install your turf. We started it in June of my Sr yr and they finished later that summer. It was pretty cool seeing how the turf got ripped out and reinstalled.

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