Sports Turf Company, a sports facility construction and specialty surfacing company, is excited to announce that it has been awarded the job to replace the stadium field at Metter High School in Metter, Ga. Sports Turf Company will be installing AstroTurf’s RootZone 3D turf system at the school. This system is a safer, more durable field that looks great and lasts longer, which provides for a better overall cost of ownership.
Specializing in all different types of sport surfaces, Sports Turf builds natural grass and artificial turf sports fields , as well as tennis courts and track surfaces. Sports Turf guides schools through the entire process of selecting the best options for a facility, expert installation and ongoing commitment through its lifetime, with a focus on safety, performance and durability.
"We realized that a new field was needed foremost to keep our players safe; however, it will be nice to have a more presentable field as well,” said Scott Schofill, Metter High School Athletic Director. “After researching the available options, it became clear that the team at Sports Turf provided the best field at the best price. We’re excited to have the new field ready for the 2019 football season.”
Technology has improved significantly in recent years and the industry’s understanding of how to build fields that more closely mimic well maintained natural grass surfaces has finally reached a point where the industry measures both natural grass and artificial turf fields by the same set of standards. The key difference being the ability of artificial turf to be playable even after extreme weather, with considerably more traffic, and significant reduction in maintenance required.
“Since the football field is often a representation of the school, we are extremely proud to have been chosen to renovate and upgrade the field at Metter High School,” said Todd Wiggins, President of Sports Turf Company. “Metter High School is part of a growing trend toward high performing, longer lasting and better playing athletic field surfaces.”
This new field creates a space that can be used for multiple sports, band and even an outdoor classroom, year around and in all weather conditions. As a true performance turf, the footing is exceptional and the field’s built-in safety features make it an excellent choice for any athletic program. This capital investment will achieve a high return by maximizing available use of the field and improving the experience for all the young athletes who practice and compete on it.
Sports Turf Company is a 27-year veteran athletics construction company specializing in natural grass and artificial turf field construction and track surfacing. Sports Turf Company has three Certified Field Builders and two Certified Track Builders as recognized by American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), more than any other company in the Southeastern U.S.