The European Standards Committee (CEN) has harmonised the way performance and durability for shockpads and e-layers throughout Europe should be specified. In doing so, buyers and specifiers of synthetic turf systems can better compare various products.
Assessing the possible risk of skin injuries on synthetic turf has come one step closer. Four World Rugby certified test institutes recently held a round robin to determine the replicability of a test and testing apparatus that has been developed over the past four years. Their feedback will now be used to fine-tune the apparatus and procedure.
The NFL Players Association says that the dataset used by the NFL to claim that…
Spectators of the 57th Super Bowl game at the State Farm stadium have blasted the grounds care team for the poor surface.
‘TestbedNordic’ has completed its first cycle of testing and monitoring of four small-sided football fields in Solna, Sweden. The innovation in the first cycle was new environmentally friendly performance infill.
The natural grass surface of the Nissan Stadium in Nashville USA, home to the Tennessee Titans, will be replaced by a synthetic turf surface.
The NFL Players Association is filing a grievance against the NFL and the Carolina Panthers for the hardness of the synthetic turf at Bank of America Stadium in the Dec. 24 game between the Panthers and Detroit Lions
Slit-film synthetic turf surfaces should be banned from American Football, claims the association that protects the interest of NFL players. They claim slit-film surfaces have a statistically higher in-game injury rate compared to other surfaces.
The debate about the sliding friendliness of synthetic turf will soon become more scientific with the introduction of a test apparatus and adoption of a testing protocol to establish the sliding characteristics of the turf. The new device will also help sports governing bodies in assessing new turf products and infill materials.
A team of British and Canadian researchers has concluded that injury incidence rates between synthetic turf, hybrid and grass pitches, do not significantly differ. However, they did notice differences in mean severity and mean burden of injuries sustained between playing surfaces.