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  • School District Seeks New Track for Middle School

    by Lana Sweeten-Shults April 2017

    It's not quite a 100-yard dash, but the Wichita Falls ISD is making a run for getting a new track at Barwise Middle School.

  • City Officials Cut the Lights on Youth Baseball Game

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    The Pasadena Pony Baseball League’s first game of the season for youth players aged 13-14 was put on hold Monday when the city’s parks director instructed workers to turn out the lights at Gardner Field.

  • NBA Launches “Time Out Tips” for Earth Day

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    This Saturday is Earth Day, and the National Basketball Association is launching an online and in-arena campaign aimed at promoting energy-use reduction in collaboration with the National Environmental Education Foundation.

  • Breakup Leaves Youth Soccer Org. Scrambling for Fields

    by Emily Attwood April 2017

    When a San Pedro, Calif., youth soccer league severed ties with the American Youth Soccer Organization earlier this year, the Field of Dreams soccer complex was caught in the middle.

  • BHSU Brings Lawsuit Against Synthetic Turf Contractor

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D., has commissioned Kiefer USA of Lindenhurst, Ill., to replace the synthetic turf at Lyle Hare Stadium before the 2017 football season.

  • Lexington Baseball Stadium Hosts Sunrise Service

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    The Lexington County Baseball Stadium got an early start on Sunday, playing host to an atypical crowd. Calvary Church Lexington employed the venue for their Easter Sunrise Service, bringing hundreds of people into the stands.

  • Field Supplier Fixes Faulty Fields with Glue

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Synthetic surfaces company FieldTurf is undergoing an extensive re-application process for turf purchased by San Diego County Schools which have begun to degrade, affecting the appearance of the fields.

  • Outdoor Climbing Gym Returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park

    by Jason Scott April 2017

    North America’s largest outdoor climbing park is returning to Brooklyn Bridge Park on a five-year operating license. The facility will reopen for the season this weekend, and host a Grand Opening on May 6.

  • An Overview of Advancements in Synthetic Turf

    by AB Staff April 2017

    The turf revolution started at the Houston Astrodome in 1966 with Major League Baseball's first synthetic turf field. The original AstroTurf — developed when glare reduction became more important than the ability to grow natural grass within the dome — did for the athletics industry what the original Apple I did for the computer industry, and it's now just as outdated as an original Apple I.

  • The Future Is Now for Turf Fields (Sponsored)

    by Josh Palubicki April 2017

    This sponsored content was provided by Brock. What is sponsored content?

    The NFL ran a series of short commercials this past season highlighting advancements in technology, treatment and training techniques in football. The “Future of Football” campaign acknowledged that shock pads play a crucial role in reducing risks of concussions and other injuries for athletes playing on artificial turf fields, but they were mistaken by using the future tense. Shock pads have been protecting athletes for over a decade and recently have become a key element in the majority of new-build field specifications, according to historical bid data.