A recent decision by the owners of the New York Mets’ Single-A affiliate The Brooklyn Cyclones to replace the grass surface in their playing field with artificial turf illustrates some of the many beneficial aspects of synthetic grasses.
Coney Island’s MCU Park had its interior landscaping badly damaged by “Super Storm Sandy” late in 2012, and, in light of continuing weather trends, the team’s management is installing the synthetic turf as a pre-emptive move against more damage. In a statement on the team’s official website, the new turf “has the look and feel of traditional sod, but is optimally designed for durability and severe weather.”
Superior durability, however, is not the only benefit of artificial grass on high-traffic sporting areas. Stadiums and sporting arenas which utilize synthetic grasses find themselves able to host many additional events in the off season, which provides an enormous fiscal boon to the organization.
Premium-grade synthetic grasses from Southwest Greens are available across the country! Whether you are considering a major overhaul like the example in Brooklyn or simply need to upgrade the sports field at your local high school, the strength, longevity, superior drainage and low maintenance characteristics of our high-grade artificial turf can provide tremendous savings to your organization.
Synthetic grasses for sports are also quite versatile, can conform to any slopes or field contours, and are built to last a lifetime. “The added durability of the playing surface allows us to use the ballpark almost year-round. We can now host soccer, football, lacrosse, concerts, corporate outings and more in addition to the youth, high school and college baseball games that we typically schedule,” said Cyclones general manager Steve Cohen.
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