Turf specialists selected for synthetic field replacement project at Georgia high schools


Sports Turf Company, a specialty sports construction and surfacing company, has been awarded the renovation project for Cobb County schools, Georgia, USA, to replace the synthetic fields at all 16 of the county’s high schools.

With the nature of the project being a very large replacement contract with a very tight schedule, Sports Turf Company’s solution is an AstroTurf, RootZone 3D Decade System. The texturized nylon RootZone fibers, coupled with the dense 60oz turf enables the system to encapsulate infill, which results in minimal rubber splash, less infill migration than basic systems and, most importantly, better shock absorbency. The system improves safety, playability and durability, making 3D systems the top choice for athletes and field owners alike.

“This was a major decision for Cobb County staff and the Cobb County Board of Education and will greatly benefit Cobb students who use the county’s stadium fields,” said Don Baker, Cobb County School district athletic director. “In our judgment, Sports Turf Company and AstroTurf provided the best value for our school system. Along with the play and durability advantages of the Decade system, it includes a 10-year warranty, meaning that the cost of ownership is reduced. Sports Turf exceeded our expectations across the board, and we are excited to break ground.”

Sports Turf Company specializes in construction and installation of all different types of sport surfaces including natural grass and artificial turf football, baseball, soccer fields, tennis courts and track surfaces. In addition, Sports Turf also serves as a consultant and through the entire process of selecting the facility drainage and surfaces to meet owners’ specific needs.

“We are pleased that Cobb County Schools has the faith in the Sports Turf/AstroTurf team for this tremendous responsibility of renovating their schools’ fields,” said Todd Wiggins, president of Sports Turf Company. “It is such an honor to work with a system that takes that much care in selecting companies that will construct their facilities.”

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