Benefits of Synthetic Turf vs. Natural Grass Part 2

- Apr 03, 2018-


Synthetic turf has been proven to be a highly cost-effective investment.

A synthetic turf field pays for itself over 3-4 years.

The cost of installing and maintaining a synthetic turf field over a 20-year period (including one replacement field) is over 3x less expensive per event than the cost of a grass field.


Maximize land use with the same surface space.

Synthetic turf promotes greater utilization of land than natural grass, as you can achieve more with the same surface space. This is especially useful for highly urbanized environments with limited access to recreational areas, maximizing event spaces, or areas in drought.


Ideal for inclement weather climates. Preparing and maintaining natural turf can be particularly challenging in cold or very hot climates. Natural turf is generally in poor condition after long winter months, requiring extensive maintenance and re-leveling. Hot climates experiencing drought face significant water shortages. Synthetic turf playing fields fields remain uniform and consistent, season after season, and can be used within hours of installation–without worry of damage.


Far more durable than natural grass.

Natural grass should not be used more than 20 – 24 hours per week or 680 – 816 hours per year.

Synthetic turf can be utilized around 3,000 hours per year with no “rest” required.


Player well-being is at the forefront of product development. Hundreds of studies have shown that the risk of injury is no different on high quality synthetic turf than natural grass. FIFA Quality Turf, in particular, has been extensively benchmarked and tested against natural grass for player safety and performance measures.

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