Sports Turf Company, a specialty sports construction and surfacing company, is proud to announce they have been awarded the project for Thompson Stadium’s artificial turf renovation in Macon-Bibb County, GA. The stadium’s field is now the third athletic facility project awarded to Sports Turf Company for the Bibb County School District. In 2018 Macon-Bibb County made the decision to partner with Sports Turf Company to install a high performing playing surface for their student athletes at Ed Defore Sports Complex and in 2017 to resurface Thompson Stadium’s running track surface.
“Safety is our number one priority when it comes to our student-athletes,” said Bibb County Athletic Director, Barney Hester. “Sports Turf Company has continually shown our district that they provide the safest, most durable and innovate surfaces for athletic facilities. We are excited to continue our relationship with a company that places such a huge priority on our athletes’ safety.”
Thompson Stadium in East Macon will feature AstroTurf’s RootZone 3D3 Blend turf system, Brock Powerbase YSR shock pad, and BrockFILL. AstroTurf’s RootZone 3D3 Blend is a performance artificial turf system that combines slit film and monofilament fibers for optimum durability. The revolutionary Brock Powerbase YSR shock pad technology features large drainage channels, shock-absorbing structures and 25mm thickness to improve player safety and provide more effective drainage. BrockFILL is the latest in alternative infills and is sustainably grown and harvested here in Georgia. The unique properties of the wood infill, BrockFILL, decreases field temperatures and gives the feel of a more natural surface with increased traction and footing for athletes. This is the same system that was installed on the stadium field at Ed Defore Sports Complex in 2018 and won the Sports Turf Managers (STMA) Innovative award earlier this year.
“The Bibb County School Board has demonstrated a great commitment to providing the best facilities to benefit their student-athletes,” said Todd Wiggins, President of Sports Turf Company. “We are excited to continue our long-standing relationship and play our part in building premier athletic facilities throughout Macon-Bibb County.”