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Artificial Turf Football Field Complete at Calvert Hall College High School (MD)

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Artificial Turf Football Field & Soccer Field Complete at Calvert Hall College High School (MD)

SCM’s new AstroTurf artificial turf football and soccer field at Calvert Hall College High School is complete and looking outstanding! Congratulations and go Cardinals!

About Sports Construction Management:

SCM is a licensed general contractor specializing in turn-key synthetic turf athletic field construction. With over 400 synthetic turf field projects completed to date SCM is the Premier Sports Field Builder and provides unsurpassed build knowledge and capability and customer service second to none. To find out more about SCM please call 866-214-5206 or visit us at sportsconstructionmanagement.com.

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Floyd Central’s New Artificial Turf Football Field

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Floyd Central’s New Artificial Turf Football Field

SCM’s new Artificial turf football field is complete and looks absolutely outstanding. With the AstroTurf surface complete the new Floyd Central High School’s field will provide years of consistent play and durability. Congratulations and Go Jaguars!

About Sports Construction Management:

SCM is a licensed general contractor specializing in turn-key synthetic turf athletic field construction. With over 400 synthetic turf field projects completed to date SCM is the Premier Sports Field Builder and provides unsurpassed build knowledge and capability and customer service second to none. To find out more about SCM please call 866-214-5206 or visit us at sportsconstructionmanagement.com.

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SCM’s Central HS AstroTurf Football Field – Beautiful!

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SCM’s AstroTurf synthetic turf football field at Wise Central High School in Norton. VA is absolutely beautiful! Go Warriors.

About SCM:

SCM is a licensed general contractor specializing in turn-key synthetic turf athletic field construction. With over 400 synthetic turf field projects completed to date SCM is the Premier Sports Field Builder and provides unsurpassed build knowledge and capability and customer service second to none. To find out more about SCM please call 866-214-5206 or visit us at sportsconstructionmanagement.com.

 

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SCM: Floyd Central HS’s Artificial Turf Football Field!

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SCM’s Floyd Central High School artificial turf football field is well underway and the AstroTurf artificial turf is now going down and looking great. Congratulations!

About Sports Construction Management:

SCM is a licensed general contractor specializing in turn-key synthetic turf athletic field construction. With over 400 synthetic turf field projects completed to date SCM is the Premier Sports Field Builder and provides unsurpassed build knowledge and capability and customer service second to none. To find out more about SCM please call 866-214-5206 or visit us at sportsconstructionmanagement.com.

 

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Artificial Turf Football Field @ Hart County HS

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SCM’s new artificial turf football field install at Hart County High School in Hartnell, GA was looking fantastic on Friday night! The new AstroTurf surface will provide years of consistent field play and years of outstanding field durability. Congratulations HCHS!

For more information on artificial turf football field’s and and sports field construction please visit:

SCM – The Premier Sports Field Contractor

 

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Incredible Artificial Turf Football Field @ the Battle of Bristol

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About the Battle of Bristol from USA Today:

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The familiar chorus rang out once again — for what seemed like the hundredth time — in a very unfamiliar place. As the Tennessee fans serenaded, well, everyone with “Rocky Top,” Marcus Smith pulled out his phone and shot a video.

“Unbelievable,” said Smith, the COO of Speedway Motor Sports, Inc., which owns and operates Bristol Motor Speedway. “So cool.”

Yeah, Smith is biased. But it was a fairly common reaction Saturday night, when they played a football game at a racetrack.

Tennessee beat Virginia Tech 45-24, overcoming an early 14-0 deficit and thrilling the sea of orange that made up perhaps 70% of the crowd of 156,990, a record for a college football game (shattering the previous high of 115,109 for Notre Dame at Michigan in 2013).

And if the sheer magnitude of the event was its best asset, it was also its challenge — and the reason why, despite the desire of organizers to do it all again, this felt like a spectacular one-off.

“It’s something we can look back on in 10 or 20 years and say we were a part of,” Tennessee cornerback Cameron Sutton said.

Unless it becomes routine, that is. But that seems unlikely, even as Smith called it “the inaugural event,” adding: “I think we’ll have another one.”

But when? Where? And with which teams?

“Who knows?” Smith said.

In some ways, Saturday was more festival than football game. It began several days before, when RVs began arriving and claiming prime real estate. By Saturday morning, the fields surrounding the track were filled with campers and tents and tailgates, and the roads leading into the area were clogged with even more people on their way. It could have been a race weekend, except instead of flying flags for their favorite driver, there was plenty of Virginia Tech maroon and a whole lot more Tennessee orange.

There was an elaborate, very patriotic card stunt during the national anthem. At halftime Lee Greenwood sang God Bless the USA, and it turned into a giant singalong, with what seemed like all 156,000 joining in as fireworks shot into the skies above (on that note, the pyrotechnics could have been produced by Mordor).

After the game, the Vols took part in a staged celebration that included confetti cannons — and that was after the hats, t-shirts and the big trophy, all for the champions of the “Battle at Bristol.” It looked like they’d just won a conference or national championship.

“A little over the top,” Vols coach Butch Jones said.

And if their enthusiasm seemed a little forced, it wasn’t so much a reflection on the event itself as the reality. Not that anyone really tried, but players and coaches from both teams couldn’t ignore the exceptional nature of the event.

“I mean,” Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara said, “we played at a racetrack.”

But for all the hype before, during and after, it was still only a regular-season game. The teams have at least 10 more games, including for Tennessee six at cozy little Neyland Stadium, which seats only 102,455 but is built for football.

Several factors contributed to making the Battle at Bristol a huge success, which fueled thoughts of trying to repeat the spectacle. But this was especially important: In Tennessee and Virginia Tech, the organizers had the perfect pairing: two passionate fan bases, two schools within easy driving distance of (and nearly equidistant from) Bristol Motor Speedway.

“You have to have the right matchup,” Smith said. “Not just any matchup will work.”

Probably not just any racetrack would work, either. There’s been talk through the years of playing other games at other racetracks. The Oklahoma-Texas game, for instance, is cemented into the Cotton Bowl for the foreseeable future. But a dozen years ago, people kicked around the idea of playing the game at Texas Motor Speedway.

It would presumably have been a completely different type of experience, not just from that rivalry game’s traditional venue but also from what we saw Saturday night. While Bristol Motor Speedway with its half-mile track is intimate for NASCAR, with a football field plopped down on the infield it becomes a cavernous arena. But what would football played on the infield of a 1.5-mile track — like the one in Fort Worth — be like?

“I think you could do this at other places,” Smith said. “But I think it’s best at a place like this.”

Not long before the game, Charlie Roberts and his son Brady sat on the very last row in the Wallace Tower. The Virginia Tech fans had gotten tickets for Christmas, and drove over Saturday morning from Marion, Va. From their perch in Section 8, Row 13, Seats 1 and 2, the players warming up below might as well have been insects. But that was OK. Brady, 10, brought binoculars. And they felt like a part of history.

“It’s just being here,” Charlie Roberts said.

One section over and three rows closer to the field, that sentiment was echoed by John and Cindy Fox. The residents of Bristol, Tenn., have been to many races at the speedway. The Tennessee fans decided to attend the game at the last minute, and bought tickets last week. Shaded from the afternoon sun, they sat drinking iced tea in souvenir mason jars.

“We’re gonna watch the Vols whip Virginia Tech,” Cindy Fox said, but she admitted: “It’s hard to see on the field, but ‘Colossus’ helps a lot.”

Colossus is the giant video board suspended above the field. Installed last spring, it was a very important feature Saturday.

Smith isn’t wrong when he noted that the sight lines from almost everywhere were good. But never mind the Roberts and Fox families at the very top of the facility, even the best seats were — well, wherever they were, they were a long way from the field.

It couldn’t be helped, and because of the unique nature of the event, it was probably not a big deal that binoculars were essential from almost anywhere. Or Colossus, which was visible from everywhere.

But for many, it was about just being there.

“It’s been such a cool thing to just see everybody soak it up and have a good time,” Smith said. “You could just tell this was a fun, special day.”

But then the confetti settled onto the artificial turf. The Hokies and Vols and their fans and college football left the racetrack.

“I’m sure with the success of this, somebody will try to mimic it and do it again,” Jones said.

Maybe even at Bristol. But if college football at a race track is not a one-off, will just being there be good enough?

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SCM’s New Artificial Turf Installation @ Liberty North HS – Liberty, MO

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SCM’s new Mid America artificial turf installation at Liberty North High School in Liberty, MO is complete and the field is ready for play. Beautiful!

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About the Liberty North High School project by the Liberty tribune:

Setting the stage for true home athletic competitions and a host of other future uses, field turf for Liberty High School and Liberty North High School was purchased April 18 by a unanimous vote of the Liberty Public Schools Board of Education.

The Astroturf Game Day 3D3 52 playing surface with football and soccer boundary lines will be installed within the existing tracks at both high schools this summer, coming at a cost of $266,350 for Liberty High and $281,360 for Liberty North for the turf and ground work and $1,154,304 for total installation. The aforementioned costs will be covered by the district budget.

“As a stand-alone project, we believe that turf is the right move for the district,” LPS Chief Operations Officer Steve Anderson said. “After a broad and thoughtful discussion, it became clear that turf would address several program needs within the district. Not only will turf provide a stable, safe and reliable multi-use surface for athletics, it will also provide space for marching band, color guard, dance team, cheer, drum corps, physical education and more generally serve as an outdoor classroom space.”

The turf is expected to be ready for use by the start of the 2016-2017 school year.

Liberty High has already indicated it plans to play two football games on its home field this year, as it did during the 2015 season, with all remaining home Blue Jays and Eagles football games to be played at William Jewell College’s Greene Stadium.

With the turf on its way, plans are also being finalized for a private campaign to generate funds to develop activities complexes at both high schools around the new playing surfaces and to create permanent homes for the high school programs.

“We are also in the beginning stages of establishing a campaign committee that will be tasked with overseeing the fundraising effort to allow for full development of both complexes. Liberty High will require additional bleachers, concessions, restrooms and a scoreboard, while Liberty North will require these same improvements along with lights. All totaled, the project will cost between $4 (million) and $5 million. Conceptual plans are under development, and our hope is to more formally launch the campaign in the coming months,” said Anderson.

Repeated attempts to create a district stadium have been made in the past decade, but were ultimately unsuccessful, including a 2011 levy increase that would have funded a multi-purpose stadium and a 2013 campaign.

Anderson said the current initiative began last fall with the creation of an internal district committee to evaluate the possibility of purchasing and installing field turf. The committee worked with Hollis and Miller architect firm representatives and a sports field engineer from Olsson and Associates during the process.

The team reviewed a dozen turf options from five vendors. After narrowing down the options to Astroturf, the committee conducted site visits at Blue Springs High School, Kansas City Southeast High School and Excelsior Springs High School to see the turf in full scale. After visiting the schools, the committee chose to propose the Astroturf Game Day 3D3 52 playing surface to the Board of Education.

“We really appreciate the board taking that kind of action,” Liberty North High School Principal Marty Jacobs said. “The turf benefits our athletic program and performing arts program, as well as classroom work. It’s a wonderful thing that the board is able to provide the monetary resources for that.”

Anderson said the district will also be available for outside groups to use in the future.

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Hart County HS Synthetic Turf Sports Field (GA)

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Hart County HS Synthetic Turf Sports Field

SCM’s synthetic turf sports field project at Hart County High School in Hartwell, GA is near completion and looking outstanding. Utilizing AstroTurf’s 3D3 52 synthetic turf products the cutting edge field looks and plays outstanding.

For more information on synthetic turf athletic fields by SCM:

Sports Construction Management

About AstroTurf’s 3D3 Series Synthetic Turf:

The 3D Series is AstroTurf’s most popular product line.

The 3D Series adds a RootZone® to basic infilled turf systems. The RootZone, a texturized layer of fibers that draw down to encapsulate infill, results in minimal rubber splash, better shock absorbency, and less infill migration than basic systems. The RootZone improves safety, playability, and durability, making 3D systems the top choice for athletes and field owners alike. Importantly, independently funded research by Michigan State University has shown the RootZone to reduce torque transmitted to lower extremities.

Other System Highlights:

  • Manufactured with unmatched quality controls
  • 3D Decade systems available with ten year, non-prorated warranties
  • Multi-ply primary backing system for dimensional stability
  • Polyurethane secondary backing system featuring optional soy-based BioCel™ technology
  • Available with a range of infill options

 

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USC’s Synthetic Turf Indoor Football Practice Field

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USC’s Synthetic Turf Indoor Football Field

A visit today to the University of South Carolina’s indoor practice field in Columbia, SC. SCM built and utilizing the always outstanding AstroTurf synthetic turf product. Beautiful. Go Gamecocks!

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Smoky Mountain – AstroTurf’s Golden Series DT32 Synthetic Turf System

SCM’s new Astroturf Golden Series DT 32 synthetic turf field at Smoky Mountain High School in Sylva, NC is complete and looks outstanding! What an incredible look at a beautiful, cutting edge field from all angles.

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About Astroturf’s Golden Series DT32 Synthetic Turf System:

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The Golden Series is the next step in the evolution of an industry.

It emerged from a confluence of factors, all of which demanded more from synthetic turf. In the wake of the “rubber controversy”, Los Angeles Rec and Parks (LARAP) and its chief outside consultant approached AstroTurf, the leader of high face weight turf, with a plan for a system that:

  • used NO rubber
  • reduced maintenance requirements
  • lowered field temperatures
  • withstood the heavy wear and tear of round-the-clock urban use

AstroTurf quickly evaluated and thoroughly vetted the “LA Spec”. The result is the Golden Series. The Golden Series has become a family of turf systems, including pads and infill, that have three things in common — a sophisticated natural turf approach, dense carpet structure, and no crumb rubber. One particular turf system in the Golden Series family that has gained rapid popularity is DT32. On site field testing demonstrates that these systems rival the shock attenuation and energy restitution of natural grass fields, according to grass research conducted by the University of Tennessee’s Center for Athletic Field Safety.

DT32 Turf System, part of the Golden Series Family.

Details:

For decades the industry has relied on sparse, lightweight carpet systems propped up by cheap, commodity sand and rubber infills. Like Windows 95, this was a significant introduction 20 years ago.

But two decades later that formula is outmoded. AstroTurf still makes traditional infill systems to serve other markets and will continue to do so. There’s nothing wrong with rubber — it’s just old, tired technology.

The Golden Series is for clients who demand more than a “green side up” approach. In perfecting the GoldenSeries, we have harnessed our half century of experience building synthetic surfaces. The Golden Series relies on the most important system component— fiber. Our systems allow athletes to play on the fiber, not on the infill. We’ve incorporated the best elements and technologies into one beast of a system:

  • Heavy fiber weight and turf density → Exceptional durability
  • Cutting edge infill for ballast that retains water (ZeoFill) → Zero infill spray, cooler field
  • No crumb rubber → No negative perceptions, “tire store smell”, migration, splash or high maintenance for safety
  • Proven pads → Guaranteed shock absorption
  • Specialized, high denier NYLON RootZone to protect infill and elevate face fibers → Stable system, uniform play, durability over time

The Difference:

The difference between the Golden Series turf system (right) and outdated technology (left) is clear.

The difference between the Golden Series turf system (right) and outdated technology (left) is clear.

The first thing you’ll notice looking at a sample of the Golden Series turf is its compact, dense fiber structure. The AstroTurf manufacturing experts pack 80 ounces of fiber into a 1.25″ tall pile. This is at least TWICE as heavy as traditional, commodity turf systems and at least FOUR TIMES as dense (per HUD carpet standards). Manufacturing to this level of sophistication requires separate machinery, extra time, and a lot of know-how.

We’ve doubled down on our long-standing position that more fiber makes a better system. We’ve invested in the most critical element of the turf system (fiber), and it has paid off.