Articles by Tom Wilson


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Proudly Made in Georgia

The recent announcement that FieldTurf will be the official surface of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is just the latest indication of how much Georgians love FieldTurf.   The company has more than 100 installations across the state, including high-profile fields at the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, the University of North Georgia, Robins Air…

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Timbers Owner Comes to FieldTurf’s Defense

When AMB Sports + Entertainment announced early this week that FieldTurf will be the official playing surface at the new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the news was met with amusing skepticism and abundant applause on social media.   The news was criticized by soccerwire.com’s Charles Boehm but was quickly deflated by Merritt Paulson, Owner and…

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Athletes We Wished Played Another Sport

The recent news that former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow plans to pursue a professional baseball career brought back memories of the short-lived baseball exploits of Michael Jordan. It also made us wonder what would happen if some of the biggest names in sports today took their skills to another game. Here is our Top10 list:…

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SB 47 – Dead bill upholds safety of artificial turf

The Senate Appropriations Committee considered bills today.  SB 47 (Hill), which would have required a health study of crumb rubber, limited grants for synthetic turf fields and playgrounds and created a defacto moratorium on local government and schools installing crumb rubber products for two-years; was held in committee.  Under the rules of the Senate, SB…

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Artificial Turf moratorium fails

Yet another moratorium on artificial turf has failed. This time it’s the city of Concord in Massachusetts. The final vote on Article 4, which called for the moratorium on all public lands, was 454 to 302 against. We have shared the full story below on our FieldTurf Blog or you can see the original Here. Concern…

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California Removes Proposed Moratorium on Crumb-Rubber used in Artificial Turf Fields

California Legislative Committee Removes Proposed Moratorium on Crumb-Rubber Products   Sacramento, California – The Environmental Quality Committee of the California State Senate affirmed the safety of crumb-rubber by removing the proposed temporary moratorium on the use of crumb-rubber in synthetic-turf fields and playgrounds.  State Senators raised concerns that the moratorium created a perception that crumb-rubber…

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