Artificial Turf for Baseball
From junior varsity to the major leagues, baseball teams of all sizes rely on the dependable performance of artificial turf for their fields.
Natural grass baseball fields can be difficult to maintain and often fall into disrepair without frequent watering and mowing. Poorly kept grass not only results in an unattractive field but also increases the risk of player injury as divots and patches of dirt develop.
But with artificial turf, baseball organizations can enjoy safer playing conditions, reduced maintenance costs, and precision bounce and roll with every play, regardless of the weather.
Artificial Turf in Baseball
Artificial baseball turf first came into the public eye in 1966 when it was installed in the Houston Astrodome, replacing the green-painted dead grass and dirt that players had become accustomed to.
Flash forward fifty years, and the newest generation of synthetic turf technology is sweeping the MLB. Teams like the Texas Rangers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Miami Marlins all made the switch to turf — to the delight of athletes and staff.
For years, Arizona Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall received complaints about the maintenance of grass at Chase Field. The grass dried and hardened in the Arizona sun, leaving baseball players frustrated with high ball bounce and fast roll, while Arizona’s medical staff worried that patches of dead sod presented an increased risk of injury.
Converting to synthetic turf has provided the Diamondbacks greater consistency, while Hall claims it’s saved the city of Phoenix over 16 million gallons of water!
The Rangers’ decision to install synthetic turf capped off a two-year sports science study on the benefits of turf over natural grass. Rangers senior medical director, Jamie Reed, said, “I’m very confident this is going to be the best artificial playing surface in the game. It will be the safest for our players and for the fans.”
Rangers Rob Matwick stood by his team’s decision to implement synthetic turf, commenting, “People might say baseball should be played on grass. I’d say it should be played on the best quality surface we could put our players on.”
For years, one of the Marlins’ biggest operational challenges was maintaining live grass on the baseball field. “Getting the natural-grass surface to grow was probably our most consistent challenge that we had,” commented vice president Jeff King. “The big benefit for us is that [artificial grass] maintains a consistent playing surface that [is] safe for our players.”
Now Miami can enjoy a better baseball playing experience without having to waste thousands on a mad science project to keep natural grass alive in an indoor stadium.
About Biltright Turf
If you’re interested in installing artificial turf baseball fields or outdoor batting cages on your property, trust the experts at Biltright Turf. From surveying to financing and installation, we’ll work with you to find the best synthetic turf solution for baseball or any other sports.
We take care of everything so that our busy customers don’t have to lift a finger. We also offer same-day virtual calls, so you can get a quote for your artificial turf from the comfort of your home. And with our invoice guarantee, you will be sure that you’ll only pay the price you’re quoted.
Why Partner with Biltrigh Turf for Installation
Biltright Turf strives to provide our customers with the highest quality installation service. We’ve streamlined the turf installation process by partnering with the most experienced professional contractors in the business. Leveraging our industry-leading experience, we make turf installation quick and easy.
Not to mention, our synthetic turf requires zero water and virtually no maintenance, resulting in massive savings compared to traditional landscaping. Our baseball turf is also built tougher than real grass, and won’t develop hazards like holes and divots with heavy use.
Sports turf from Biltright gives athletes the reliable surface they need during play. Whether it’s for softball fields, batting cages, or artificial fields for any other sports applications, our turf helps players perform at their best from home plate to the outfield.
And by reducing strain on joints and muscles, our synthetic turf dramatically lowers the risk of injury while still offering the same support and stability as natural grass.
If you’re interested in trying artificial baseball turf, schedule your free artificial turf estimate today.
Do baseball stadiums use artificial turf?
There are 5 MLB teams currently using artificial turf in their stadiums, including The Diamondbacks, Marlins, Rays, Rangers, and Blue Jays.
What is baseball turf made of?
Artificial baseball turf is typically made of high-quality polypropylene fibers connected by a sturdy backing material.
Same day virtual consultations lets you get an honest quote from the comfort of your home. Our team uses advanced imaging software to offer you a quote in 15-30 minutes, without anyone ever stepping foot on your property. And our invoice guarantee ensures that the price you’re quoted is the price you pay.
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