American Football is the most popular sport in US. It speads out quickly over Europe and most players love to play it, sinces there are many strategic actions.
You can play on natural or artificial grass like soccer or Rugby. Contrary to what is the general thinking players actions in American Football are not a bigger problem for the grass than in soccer games. Although the average weight of the players is higher and the massive armor of the "giant" American football players is to imagine a high pressure on the ground during the game, in truth is not as "violent" as the tackling of soccer game where the players enter with speed.
Considering that there are no areas where the game is concentrated, such as the goalmouth of soccer, the wear of the grass is nearly uniform over the entire surface.
American Football is played on both natural grass and artificial turf in US. The green industry in US is bigger than agriculture thanks to numerous golf coarse, therefore much research has been done by leading universities and is available on the web, meanwhile most of other countries are based only on the personal experience of the greenkeepers and some little occasional studies. Looking up on the web is possible to get a deep knowledge of what is happening. Some of those research have proved that injuries of artificials turf are higher than natural grass. Source Artificial Turf vs Natural Grass: What You Need to Know
If you consider that the best playing surface with less injuries is natural grass and that injuries on natural turf are often related to the bad conditions of the pitch, especially during the winter, you may realise that PowerGrass is the best way to get a real Natural surface to play on, reinforced with artificial turf to outstand up to 1400 hours of game, with no risks of injuries related to the pitch.
Whatever is your choice, make sure that the construction of the pitch meets high standard of quality playing surfaces, planar, draining, well maintained and that's easy with PowerGrass. Over the growing period the pitch is completely covered with natural grass and you can hardly see any damages after a game, meanwhile over the winter period the stability of the grass sods is ensured since the roots anchor to the mat. In case of extreme use over the winter natural grass may collapse is some areas but the surface will remain flat and playable up to the end of the season. Next spring new leaves will grow again from the existing crowns and the surface will be green again.
Integrating Geofill PG, a special designed soil conditioner for hybrid turf systems to be mixed with sand, we provide a) a softer playing surface suitable to player demands resistant to compaction, b) more air circulation and at the same time the proper humidity in the root zone c) an insulating effect that will promote fresh habitat during hot summers and warmer over winter time and d) a shock absorbing surface over players falls.
With the technology and materials available in the market today it is possible to carry out three different types of sports floorings based on the number of hours of use and agronomic expertise of the groundsmen:
Note: PowerGrass fully integrates with pure natural grass so you can only reinforce the main playing area, meanwhile the surroundings up to the fences can be built up just with natural grass with similar sand based growth medium, resulting in a significant cost savings compared to a field entirely artificial.
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The grass breathes above and below the artificial backing, grows healthy and vigorous.
"Testing" PowerGrass on barefoot of our children is a proof of how much confidence we have in the system.
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POWERgrass hybrid turf field
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