The Appleton Area School District in Appleton, Wisconsin has been approved for a fundraising project that includes several new synthetic grass fields, PostCrescent.com reports. According to the article, the $3.3 million project will replace grass fields used at two schools with synthetic turf. The fields will be used by various sports teams, including soccer, football, baseball, and softball.
Appleton schools are not the only institutions saying yes to fake grass. There are many reasons why schools and sports clubs around the nation are replacing natural grass fields with synthetic turf grass. Synthetic turf is more durable and lasts longer than natural grass, even under heavy wear and use. According to the article, while the natural grass fields get about 100 hours of use per year, the synthetic turf fields will get about 2,000 hours of use per year.
Another main reason synthetic turf is a popular alternative to natural grass playing fields is cost. A typical synthetic turf field lasts 10 to 12 years, which means schools and athletic clubs don’t have to invest in yearly costs to grow or repair grass. Institutions that install athletic synthetic turf will also save money on irrigation and maintenance costs. This is because fake grass doesn’t require water or regular lawn care.
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