When people discuss the benefits of having a synthetic turf field, the ability to customize the design and look of the field isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind. In reality, it’s a great bonus for an organization to show off their team colors or mascot without spending time to paint before every game. Colored end zones with your team’s name and mascot, the center logo, turf colors – you have a range of options to exhibit your team pride in field design and customization.

Logos

Regardless of the sport that utilizes your field, a logo can be added to truly customize your field. Whether it’s at the 50-yard line, in the center circle, or behind home plate, The Motz Group can recreate your logo on the turf using any image you submit.

For a center logo on a multi-purpose field, for example, we will typically install a logo that is 35 feet tall and 45 feet wide. A good tip for sizing is to keep the logo inside of the hashmarks and center circle, as those items must be visible during a game. On a baseball field, if installed behind home plate, the entire circle at home must be visible.

Outfield Logos

Including a logo in the outfield of a synthetic baseball surface is a trend that has emerged in the last few years. The logo is placed much like you would see on a natural grass baseball field and is often a different shade of green turf. These additions can take an overhead shot of your field to a new high.

End Zones

People tend to think that turf comes in only shades of green. That’s not the case! Turf can be a variety of colors, and usually, those colors are featured in the end zones of your field. Along with your chosen color, you can include the name of your organization or your mascot in nice, big letters. Standard letter height for our fields is 15 feet tall. The letters can be outlined, multi-colored, or even use a custom font.

If you’re planning for a high school field, keep in mind that there has to be a 2-foot border between the letters or logo and the end/sidelines per the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Sponsor Advertising

At a stadium, you’ll usually find banners hanging around the fence for advertisers or sponsors showcasing their brand. More impactful, and even more beneficial to both parties, is to sell advertising space on your field. Just like your team logo, a sponsor’s logo can be inlaid into the sideline or elsewhere on the field. Wherever the logos land on the field, remember that all lines must be visible. For example, if your soccer lines extend into the sidelines of your field, they will need to be visible over the logo.

Special Requests

Sometimes organizations want to customize their field even further with additional special touches. Alternating color panels, color borders around numbers or the field itself, shadow lines through logos, color coach’s boxes, are just a few examples of customization. We can show you all the ways you can make your field stand out these days.

Already have an idea of what you’d like to do to customize your new field design? Ask the expert (your Motz turf provider) and see what is possible! The Motz Group has an in-house CAD department that can mock-up a design for you to get the ball rolling on your turf project.

We’re happy to serve as a resource for questions. Call us at 513-533-6452 to speak with one of our field consultants for more information!

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