Turf Rundown – Synthetic Turf: History, Design, Maintenance, and Athlete Safety

Synthetic turf has become an increasingly common playing surface for athletics and has changed dramatically since its introduction more than 50 years ago. Along with changes to surface design, maintenance needs and recommendations have become more standardized and attentive both to upkeep and player-level factors. Click here to access research on synthetic turf maintenance as it relates to athlete health and safety.