Sports Turf Company has been awarded the project for Thompson Stadium’s artificial turf renovation in Macon, Ga. The stadium’s field is now the third athletic facility project awarded to Sports Turf Company for the Bibb County School District.
In 2018, Macon-Bibb County partnered with Sports Turf Company to install a high-performing playing surface for their student-athletes at Ed Defore Sports Complex. In 2017, Sports Turf Company resurfaced Thompson Stadium’s running track.
Thompson Stadium in East Macon will feature AstroTurf’s RootZone 3D3 Blend turf system, Brock Powerbase YSR shock pad and BrockFILL. AstroTurf’s RootZone 3D3 Blend is a performance artificial turf system that combines slit film and monofilament fibers for optimum durability. The Brock Powerbase YSR shock pad technology features large drainage channels, shock-absorbing structures and 25-millimeter thickness to improve player safety and provide more effective drainage.
The unique properties of the wood infill, BrockFILL, decrease field temperatures and gives the feel of a more natural surface with increased traction and footing for athletes. This is the same system that was installed on the stadium field at Ed Defore Sports Complex in 2018 and won the STMA Innovative award earlier this year.