Source: Sporturf

Clemson, S.C. (March 21, 2013) -Clemson University has recently unveiled its new indoor football practice facility with the help of Sporturf, an international manufacturer and builder of synthetic turf fields. Launched in time for winter workouts and spring practice, this installation marks the third Sporturf practice field built on university grounds since 2004.

"This facility further demonstrates the university's commitment to competing to be the best," said Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney.

Clemson selected Sporturf for the indoor facility to keep a continuity of turf surfaces they play and practice on throughout the year. Sporturf has utilized Ten Cate PE fibers in over seven different Clemson Athletic facilities over the past decade. Practicing on the same surface you play on is very important with four of the 12 games on the 2013 Clemson Tigers football schedule to be played on the same type of Sporturf PE fibers. Allowing student-athletes to adjust from natural to synthetic on game week is crucial for the safety and timing of the fast paced Clemson offense.

"Offering clients like Clemson the opportunity to build a direct relationship with their synthetic turf manufacturer gives them unprecedented peace of mind," added Darby McCamy, Sporturf Fields Vice President. "We have bridged the gap between owner and manufacturer with our team of certified field builders, who focus on the design-build process more than the next sale."

Sporturf is located in Dalton, Georgia, with fields installed worldwide. In addition to Clemson, other collegiate fields in the region include The Citadel, Samford University, Savannah State and Piedmont College.

About SporturfHeadquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Sporturf supplies large and small customers alike with the widest variety of turf in the world. The company is a division of Controlled Products, a leading ISO-9001 manufacturer of synthetic turf worldwide. Sporturf has built fields from Russia to Brazil with notable International installations including the Haiti FIFA National Stadium and Eddy Coello Stadium in Ecuador. Sporturf utilizes Ten Cate PE fibers that are in over 5,000 International fields.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.