by Brianna Crandall — May 19, 2017 — If your university or other educational or sports facility is wondering whether there is enough time over summer break to convert your sports fields to artificial turf for less maintenance, more durability and more consistent play-time next season, keep an eye on this project.
The Corpus Christi Independent School District in Texas is embarking upon a major infrastructure improvement plan, and that includes several sports venues upgrading to AstroTurf. Five CCISD high school football fields and one soccer field will receive brand new playing surfaces from the pioneering artificial turf company.
Carroll, King, Moody, Ray, and Veterans Memorial high schools are each scheduled to have cutting-edge AstroTurf fields installed this summer. Additionally, the soccer pitch at Cabaniss Athletic Complex will be converted to AstroTurf. The football stadium at Cabaniss already features AstroTurf, as does Miller High School’s Buccaneer Stadium.
All of the new fields will be covered with the AstroTurf RootZone 3D3 Blend product. This premium artificial turf system is comprised of high micron monofilament, slit film, and patented RootZone fibers with a sand and rubber infill. The combination creates a playing surface that delivers the durability needed for high usage while maintaining game-day good looks, says Astroturf.
Swank Sports, a certified AstroTurf distributor, will oversee conversion from natural grass to AstroTurf for all six projects, beginning on June 1. The plans call for over 500,000 square feet of turf to be installed by the end of July. That’s the equivalent of covering thirteen acres in AstroTurf in two months’ time, notes the company.
Purchase of these new fields was made possible by a $194 million, voter-approved bond that passed last November. The majority of the funds will be used for academic facility construction in the district, with a portion directed for athletic facility improvements, including the new athletic field conversions.
AstroTurf says it has redefined the way the game is played, offering advanced state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety, says the company.