FieldTurf introduces first “smart” sports field

Imagine a sports field that could automatically track the number of athletes playing, hours of use, and send maintenance alerts when needed. Imagine that it could then deliver in-depth reporting on executed maintenance and usage, allowing you to optimize scheduling, utilization and care. That is what FieldTurf’s Genius technology can do.

FieldTurf’s press release said an intelligently maintained surface can significantly contribute to extended product life. Prolonged usage allows for a greater return on investment. The automated maintenance alerts and live dashboard eliminate forms and human input. The system does the planning and enables you to track and monitor service, all from your desk. FieldTurf Genius allows you to have eyes on your field at all times. Know when, where, how long and how many athletes are using your field.

The advanced reporting allows you to track usage, optimize field scheduling, increase the possibility of rentals and improves facility management. The in-depth usage and maintenance record history simplifies facility activity management and can aid justify and promote initial or future investment.

Two sensors are mounted to the facility lights or stadium press box and automatically process and convert the recordings into anonymous data for analysis. Through advanced computer vision and deep learning algorithms, live field participation is translated into tangible data. The system monitors all on-field activity and translates it into Equivalent Usage Hours (EUH).



By determining a quantifiable usage amount, proper maintenance and usage recommendations can be made. Live monitoring allows for accurate recommendations.

When your field reaches certain milestones, a maintenance alert is issued indicating the needed service: brushing, aerating, raking or sweeping. After the maintenance is completed, an updated heat map allows you to track the efficiency of the session. A calendar and tracker help your team plan and ensure your field receives the proper care based on its true usage.

Using the online dashboard, advanced facility reporting is at your fingertips. Easily access field usage history, trends, planned and executed maintenance sessions and detailed heat maps. Manage and compare multiple facilities using one platform from any device, from any location.