Artificial Grass: the future of football.

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The future of football.

Up and down the country, groups of people play 5-a-side football on what’s known as astro-turf. It used to be flat, full of sand and gave the worst friction burns known to mankind (or that’s how it felt at the time according to the post-match analyses in the pub) These days, technological advances means it looks and feels more like real grass and it’s popularity is surging. The individual blades of grass are supported by a thinner layer of sand with an infill of rubber  crumb and can even be laid with an innovative shock pad on a variety of surfaces. Grass height can be selected based on the primary sport to be played on the field, to ensure the best playing surface for any activity. The advantages are pretty clear; we live in the UK which is notorious for unpredictable weather, the odd random bout of torrential rain or unprecedented dry spells. The number of local football games which get called off due to dangerous unplayable conditions during winter is huge and is both frustrating for players and costly for ground owners. Even professional sports grounds aren’t immune from the weather and you often see frantic teams of staff desperately trying to drain the water away whilst maintaining a playable non-muddy surface. Some large sports grounds have recently taken the leap into artificial grass, and many sports complexes around the country are now following suit as re-laying a pitch with artificial grass means no more boggy conditions, less injuries and fewer postponements . If you also factor in the reduced maintenance time and costs, it’s becoming clear why artificial grass is going to be part of the future of football.


To find out more about artificial for sports contact Scot Turf today.