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Author(s):Park, Brad
Author Affiliation:Sports Turf Research & Education Coordinator, Rutgers University and Editor, SFMANJ Update and SFMANJ Board Member
Title:Judgment day for a synthetic turf field?
Source:Update [New Jersey]. Vol. 10, No. 4, Winter 2010, p. 16-17.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Pennsville, NJ: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Artificial turf; Artificial turf maintenance; Artificial turf replacement; Decision-making; Impact tests; Perceptions; Public involvement; Replacement costs
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the potential problem faced by municipalities and school boards of replacing artificial athletic fields, suggesting that high replacement and disposal costs associated with synthetic fields may discourage fully replacing turf that is "falling apart." Reports that although flattened synthetic turf may pose a safety hazard to athletes, funding entire field replacements is rarely planned in advance. Briefly mentions that surface hardness tests may provide a standard for field quality which "can be incorporated into the field replacement decision making process."
Note:Partial reprint appears in Clippings & Green World, 78(1) Spring 2011, p. 11, 16
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Park, B. 2010. Judgment day for a synthetic turf field?. Update [New Jersey]. 10(4):p. 16-17.
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