Source: SporturfDodge City, Kan. (October 28, 2013) -Determined to offer student-athletes a state-of-the-art playing surface for multi-sport practices, Dodge City High School recently installed a new Sporturf synthetic turf field on school grounds. While most schools in the area only use synthetic turf for competition, Dodge City officials recognized that players spent more time on the practice field and would benefit greatly from a high quality, durable surface like the one used on game day.

"We really wanted to keep kids on campus for practice, and wanted a multi-purpose area that could be used in all types of weather," explained Jay Giffords, Athletic Director of Dodge City High School. "Now heavy rain, drought or even snow will have no impact on our ability to use the field. We have found Sporturf synthetic turf to have many more benefits than traditional fields and costs are comparable."

This fall, the new field is being used primarily by the soccer and football teams while the marching band meets on it each morning to practice full maneuvers. According to Giffords, athletes have praised the new field's "Triple Coverage" 3C system that provides consistency of ball roll and a more natural footing that is only found in Sporturf's unique blend of 3 fibers.

"Having a strong athletic program is important to Dodge City High School as they help students become well-rounded and maximize their potential," added Darby McCamy, Sporturf Fields Vice President. "We are thrilled to provide their school with most advanced turf system that allows student athletes to hone their skills without worrying about the weather, logistics or other diversions."

An International manufacturer and builder of synthetic turf fields, Sporturf has installed its turf blades in over 300 million square feet worldwide. The new Sporturf Midwest office has provided direct access to the Midwest and participated in the building of the Detroit Silverdome as well as high schools ranging from Millard North HS in Nebraska to Mt Vernon HS in Missouri and is currently under construction at the legendary Oak Bowl at Peru State in Peru, Nebraska.

ABOUT SPORTURFHeadquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Sporturf (www.sporturf.com) supplies large and small customers alike with the widest variety of turf in the world. The company is a division of Controlled Products (www.turfmill.com), the leading ISO-9001 manufacturer of synthetic turf worldwide. Sporturf has engineered synthetic turf fields for baseball, soccer, football, lacrosse and hockey programs in 30 states and the D.C. area. They have also 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.