Turf war: a story being played out around the country

Scott Stafford, writing for The Berkshire Eagle, reports on the battle of a synthetic surface in Williamstown, MA:

The two teams squared off on either side of an artificial turf field.

But this turf field hasn’t been built yet: It has been proposed for installation as the new Mount Greylock Regional School football field.

At a public forum set up by the School Committee, supporters and opponents turned out to make their case for or against the use of artificial turf for the field.

Opponents encouraged the committee to consider installing an organically grown natural turf field, a process they said would provide superior turf and help the environment, and reduce injuries. But others maintained that turf fields require less maintenance and have a longer life cycle, and provide a safer playing surface than a poorly maintained natural turf field.

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