The Advantages of Artificial Turf for Sports Fields

Posted by MultiSport Surfaces on January 18th, 2023

Synthetic grass is among the most popular materials for playgrounds, sports, and practice fields and works as an excellent alternative to natural grass. Artificial turf is perfect for football, rugby, golf, tennis, badminton, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball, and soccer.

Here are the top benefits of artificial turf installation for sports fields:

Low maintenance needs

Sports grounds are pretty big, and their round-the-year maintenance comes at a high cost with natural grass that requires regular watering, cleaning, mowing, trimming, and fertilizing to stay green and healthy. Artificial turf, both indoors and outdoors, is easier to care for than conventional sports fields. It does not grow and only requires occasional brushing and rinsing to look fresh and clean. As a result, sports organizations can save on ground upkeep costs, and the players can enjoy more playtime.


An advantage of artificial turf for sports is its serviceability in all weather conditions. Unlike natural grass, it is not dependent on the sun to grow, does not get muddy or sloppy in rainy weather, and can endure harsh winter conditions. Outdoor artificial turf surfaces are safe, even, and stable in all weather conditions and allow players to play without worrying about injury. It is easy and quick to prepare the ground for play after snow or rain. Artificial turf in indoor stadiums reduces the possibility of games and practice session cancellations due to unfavorable weather. 

Endure intense use

Artificial turf is durable and looks perfect even after withstanding high-foot-traffic sports sessions. It offers higher playability than natural grass and provides maximum utilization of the sports field. There is no downtime between matches as the artificial grass does not need any recovery time after each game and can easily endure over 500 hours of continuous playtime. It is ideal for multi-purpose sports fields that host multiple sporting events and many games within a brief period.

A safe and uniform playing surface

Safety is paramount for players. Rough play can tear up natural grass, and rain can make the surface slippery and uneven. Modern artificial turfs cause less friction between the skin and playing surface and cool down faster than natural grass, resulting in fewer cuts, burns, abrasions, twisted ankles, and other injuries. The surface remains even, and its texture does not change to provide a safer and more pleasant experience. Artificial turfs have an underlying shock absorber that prevents serious injuries.

Positive environmental impact

A natural grass field requires thousands of gallons of water annually. Switching to artificial turf helps conserve water as it requires minimal water compared to grass fields. There are several artificial turfs that use recycled materials that offset the environmental impact. They also do not use pesticides or fertilizers that may seep into the water supply. It keeps the environment clean and reduces the carbon footprint by eliminating the need for lawnmowers.

Synthetic turf offers incredible benefits as a sports surface. Contact an artificial grass installation company if you want to know more about artificial turf or need assistance choosing the perfect artificial grass for your sports field.

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