Sun. Jan 20th, 2019

Benefits of Artificial Grass on Sports

1965, The Houston Astrodome had grown grass indoor for the game that was going to be used for the indoors but the dome’s semi-transparent ceiling did not allow the sunlight to pass through in order to nurture the turf and for almost half of the games, the players played on dead grass painted green. How artificial grass is made has a huge impact on its use. Until 1966, Artificial Grass was first ever used in Major League Baseball in The Houston Astrodome. Give the name AstroTurf, the Artificial Grass was installed on the field, but because of the supply being limited at that time considering that the product was new, the field was not completely covered but the traditional part of the field got to be. From 1969 to 1975, the first field outdoors stadium named as the Chicago sox were among the first ones to use Artificial Grass. In the 1970s, teams began to use the ‘base cutout’, with dirt being only on the pitcher’s mound. Chase Field is set to be converted to Artificial Grass in 2019. Chase Field has always had natural grass since the day it got opened in 1998 but has chosen to switch to artificial grass now because of the trouble of maintaining grass.

The Houston Oilers were the first American Football team to play on artificial turf. The first National Football League to use Artificial Grass was the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

Empire Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia was the first professional Canadian football stadium to use Artificial Turf. Today, eight of the nine stadiums in the Canadian football league use Artificial Turf.

After the introduction of Artificial Turf, Carpets have been used as a surface for indoor tennis courts for decades, the first carpets were more similar to home carpets. Though a minority of courts use this surface, it can be used indoors and outdoors.

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