Yet another university is saying yes to artificial grass. The Los Angeles Times reports that Notre Dame University near South Bend, Indiana is receiving an artificial turf football field, a project that will be completed by August 31. According to the article, this means the football team will be playing on fake turf for the opening game against Rice.
Why are so many universities, high schools, and sports facilities switching to fake grass playing fields? There are many reasons, one of which is safety. At Artificial Turf Supply, we’ve developed our athletic-grade fake turf with safety and durability in mind. Our synthetic turf sports fields are more durable and safer than natural grass fields. In fact, they have been shown to reduce athletic injuries by 40 percent, making them the ideal choice for athletes and coaches around the country.
Another reason many facilities switch to synthetic turf is cost. Although artificial grass prices are more expensive up front, a fake grass playing field is considered a long-term investment that pays for itself in water and maintenance costs alone. Finally, a synthetic turf playing field extends practice and playing time. Why? Because it doesn’t get destroyed in the rain or after heavy use. Unlike natural grass playing fields, sports teams can play and practice on the turf without having to wait for scheduled maintenance or repairs.
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