Buyer’s remorse surfacing over artificial turf fields?

By Mike Ozanian,

Updated Oct. 23 with a comment at bottom from FieldTurf.

Companies that make and install artificial turf fields market the long-term “cost savings” of using their plastic, cork and rubber product compared with natural grass. The artificial stuff requires less maintenance and can be used more than grass, or so the theory goes. But all across the US towns and schools that have replaced their grass fields with artificial turf are finding out the hard way that the plastic stuff doesn’t always last as long as advertised.

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