How Can Synthetic Turf Benefit Spring Sports?

When spring rolls around, the baseball, softball, and lacrosse games begin – and so does the rainy season. If you’ve ever experienced the headache of trying to reschedule a week’s worth of baseball games because the infield has been transformed into a small pond, you’ll understand why the combination of rain and grass can be an issue for teams trying to get in playing time in April or May.

Luckily, there is a solution that can aid in your rain-out nightmares: synthetic turf. A synthetic turf system can be used on many different applications, although most think specifically of football fields. However, more and more spring-time programs are finding that turf is equally beneficial for their rain-laden seasons.

Beyond the scheduling relief, a synthetic turf field can save on annual maintenance costs to keep the field in playing condition. For baseball and softball, purchasing rakes, tarps, and endless bags of products like Diamond Dry can be a daunting price tag during a particularly rainy season. Synthetic turf also alleviates the maintenance concern of being able to accommodate back-to-back games on the same field. Dragging the field or building back up the pitcher’s mound after a game are unnecessary steps with synthetic turf, and saves preparation time for your team or maintenance staff.

Synthetic turf can also give your organization an additional source of income, by renting out your facility to other teams who need a dry facility to play, or even hosting end-of-season tournament events at your field without concern of canceling or shifting venues.

If you would like to learn more about bringing schedule-saving synthetic turf to your facility, contact The Motz Group at 513-533-6452. You can also check out other organizations that have made the switch to synthetic by visiting our Showcase section at www.themotzgroup.com/showcase.