Were you watching last night’s National Championship Game and thinking to yourself, “that field looks really good”? Well, that’s because it was artificial turf. Mercedes Benz Stadium, home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and where last night’s game was played, is one of 13 NFL stadiums that utilize artificial turf. Here are some of the reasons why more and more facilities are switching to artificial turf in West Palm Beach from the NFL level all the way down to community parks.
Natural grass fields can have imperfections that can be caused by many different factors. Animals could be digging or burrowing. The grass could be laid unevenly or be susceptible to weather damage. All of these can increase the risk of injury when using the field. Synthetic turf stays even and consistent in any condition.
A typical grass sports field can use between 500,000 to a million gallons of water each year. Artificial turf eliminates almost all water usage completely. In areas that suffer from constant water droughts, synthetic turf is perfect for having lush looking playing surfaces without having to use a lot of water.
While pesticides and fertilizers are needed to keep natural grass healthy and lush, it can be harmful to both the environment and the people using the field. Synthetic turf fields eliminate the use of potentially harmful pesticides and fertilizers while significantly decreasing maintenance costs.
If more and more professional sports organizations are switching to artificial turf, why shouldn’t you? Contact us at Southwest Greens to learn more about how we can install artificial turf on your athletic field today.
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