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2014-03-27 12:25:04

SAN ANTONIO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A year after drawing huge crowds for the Alamodome's first ever baseball event, H-E-B Big League Weekend is returning to the Alamo City. And once again, AstroTurf® will be a part of every shoe-string catch and tape-measure blast. Preparations to convert the iconic arena into a baseball stadium are nearing completion, including the installation of a 133,000 square foot custom-made AstroTurf field (video of last year's conversion can be seen...

2014-03-26 20:21:30

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When the University of Michigan hosts the 2015 NCAA Field Hockey Championships, they'll be doing it on a brand new AstroTurf® pitch. Plans are underway to replace the old surface at Phyllis Ocker Field with state-of-the-art synthetic turf from the pioneers of the industry. It's all part of a new multimillion dollar project aimed at dramatically upgrading the school's field hockey facility. Along with the recently renovated fields at...

2014-03-19 16:23:09

STILLWATER, Okla., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect. A year after installing two AstroTurf® 3D Xtreme practice fields at the Sherman E. Smith Training Center, Oklahoma State University has tabbed the pioneers of the synthetic turf industry to resurface the crown jewel of OSU football, Boone Pickens Stadium. Installation of the new 76,000 square foot AstroTurf field is scheduled to begin on May 12(th), and once underway the project will be...

2013-10-14 16:22:03

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Maize and Blue; the winged helmet; the Big House; the Fab Five - the American sports lexicon would be incomplete without the iconic footprint of Michigan Athletics. For their latest endeavor the Wolverines have teamed up with another icon of American sports, AstroTurf®. As part of the facility upgrades to its Wilpon Baseball and Softball Complex, the University of Michigan has paired with AstroTurf to install new state-of-the-art...

2013-09-18 20:20:48

TAUNTON, Mass., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Massachusetts' premier sports complex brand will unveil the state's largest fully lighted artificial field this fall. Fore Kicks Indoor and Outdoor Sports Complex in Taunton recently paired with AstroTurf®, the pioneers of the synthetic turf industry, to bring nearly 500,000 square feet of artificial turf to its latest development. The multi-sport venue is slated for a grand opening in early October, joining the highly successful...

2013-08-22 16:22:34

REFUGIO, Texas, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The lens of popular culture has long viewed Texas football in terms of mythical proportions. North Dallas Forty. Friday Night Lights. The Junction Boys. The gridiron values toughness, resolve, dedication and strength of will in a way that runs parallel with the qualities exemplified and honored by Texans throughout the state's storied past. At its root, the sport is a powerful force that can galvanize communities in a way that is...

2013-08-14 16:24:19

GREENCASTLE, Ind., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Even the graceful and powerful Tiger needs proper footing when hunting down Bishops, Lords and Little Giants. That's the idea behind Phase I of DePauw University's Athletics and Recreational Facilities Master Plan, which includes three state-of-the-art fields from AstroTurf®, the originator of the synthetic turf industry. Installation of a new artificial surface at Blackstock Stadium was recently completed, and two more synthetic turf...

2013-08-05 16:24:28

ATHENS, Ohio, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the hyper-competitive world of collegiate athletics, major renovations and athletic facility upgrades are the new normal. In an era of specialization and niche markets, one-stop shopping is not. And yet that's the case with Ohio University, who recently finalized a contract for their third artificial surface this year, all from AstroTurf®. The originators of the synthetic turf industry are slated to provide a state-of-the-art field for...

2013-06-26 16:21:34

PROVO, Utah, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestled at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in scenic Provo, Utah, the beautiful campus of Brigham Young University is known for its impeccably maintained landscape. It should come as no surprise, then, that the school's facilities management team chose AstroTurf® for the new artificial surface at the football practice field, replacing the existing FieldTurf surface. A local certified installation contractor, Condor Turf, handled the...

2013-05-29 12:25:04

STILLWATER, Okla., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The flagship campus known for its strikingly beautiful Georgian architecture has struck a deal with the Georgia-based company known for pioneering the synthetic turf industry. Cowboy Athletic Facilities, LLC, for and on behalf of Oklahoma State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, recently selected AstroTurf ®, whose corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Dalton, Georgia, to provide two...