Study: Artificial turf field safety and playability characteristics

STUDY: Safety and playability of different types of synthetic turf Since the first Astroturf field was installed at the Houston Astrodome in 1966 there have been various studies conducted to test the safety and playability of different types of synthetic turf fields.  PennState conducted its own study in which it tested various types of turf […]

Sports Venue Calculator Team to participate in FSB Cologne 2021

SVC team attended the FSB Cologne trade fair in October FSB Cologne (International Trade Fair for Public Space, Sports and Leisure Facilities) was organized in Cologne, Germany at the end of October and the whole SVC team attended the event.  The biggest European trade fair in the industry was a success with hundreds of companies […]

How to evaluate the costs of a turf football field and how to finance it?

Artificial turf football field renovation cost

How to evaluate the costs of a turf football field? More and more football clubs are holding their games and training sessions on artificial turf. Over the last few decades, artificial turf has become increasingly popular. This is partly due to manufacturers closing the gap between the look and feel of turf and natural grass.  […]

Planning to build a turf field? Read this before you kick off the project.

how much does a turf field cost

Planning to build a turf field? Read this. Grass is great, but when it comes to sports fields, an artificial turf field is the natural choice for just about every sport. Artificial turf surfaces are replacing natural grass for training, competition, and multi-use sports fields at every level of play. As the differences in quality […]

Top public and private funding programs in sports facility construction

Sports facility funding

Top funding programs in sports facility construction When building a new sports facility or renovating an old one it is only a matter of time before the topic of funding and financing raises its head.  We have compiled a list for you to find out what options are available and to get you started with […]

Considerations on turf field maintenance and athlete health

Important considerations on synthetic turf maintenance and athlete health Synthetic turf has become an increasingly common playing surface in athletics. Synthetic turf maintenance and athlete health are related and are important considerations at all levels of play. As part of the development of testing practices for the National Football League (NFL) game days surfaces, a […]

Comparison of different sports field dimensions (Video)

Comparison of sports field sizes An animated comparison of some of the most popular sports courts, fields and areas. Is a baseball pitch bigger than a basketball court? Is a rugby field larger than a soccer field?  Watch this video to find out and compare the arena sizes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ2efNF18ag

Smart Stadium Transformation for Better Fan Experience

Redesigning stadiums for a better fan experience puts sports fans at the center of smart stadium transformation ​In the competition for sports fans’ business, stadiums face tough opponents, from parking hassles to high-definition TVs. How can teams and owners compete? With a digital transformation that offers fans a holistic experience. More information: https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/industry/telecommunications/in-stadium-fan-experience.html

How investment decisions are made on sports facility projects

Indoor sports facility feasibility study: how investors make up their mind A sports management organization proposed to build an indoor sports facility in a town close to a major urban area. The potential investors and stakeholders required that a feasibility study be conducted before an investment decision was made. The study examined the proposed facility […]

SAFE Foundation is seeking research projects to fund​

SAFE is seeking research projects to fund The Foundation for Safer Athletic Fields for Everyone is seeking research projects to fund. To be considered, the proposal must benefit the sports field management industry in the following area: Field maintenance or performance as it relates to the safety of the playing surface for athletes (study may […]

Synthetic Turf Council 2021-2022 Board of Directors announced

Synthetic Turf Council 2021-2022 Board of Directors announced The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) (www.syntheticturfcouncil.org) announced the 2021-2022 Board of Directors at the Annual Membership Meeting on October 18-20, 2021 in Tucson, Arizona. The Synthetic Turf Council is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association serving the synthetic turf industry. The association’s mission is to serve as the […]

ASBA 2021 Technical Meeting in Orlando, Florida in December

ASBA 2021 Technical Meeting in Orlando, Florida It’s time to kick quarantine to the curb! ASBA is looking forward to hosting its 2021 Technical Meeting in person, on-site, and under warm, sunny skies. It will be one of the most in-depth, informative programs ASBA has ever produced with special tracks for tennis, fields, track and […]

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