The 31-year-old Cincinnati Sports Club recently completed the installation of an outdoor multi-purpose, synthetic turf field – the first sports and recreation field in the state of Ohio equipped with T°Cool, an evaporative cooling technology that makes fields cooler, safer and more playable.
This facility enhancement project will provide a multi-purpose outside venue for members and guests. The field will accommodate exercise and social events while adhering to all CDC and local/state health guidelines, due to the pandemic. The new 40-yard outdoor synthetic turf field will be used to enhance fitness and social programming, including group fitness/HIIT classes, lawn pickleball, badminton, volleyball, croquet, athletic training, yoga, speed and agility, birthday parties, wine tastings, pop-up beer gardens, food trucks, happy hours, and much more.
The integration of T°Cool technology, which was invented by Cincinnati-based engineer Chris Tetrault, was a priority for this project, as synthetic turf surfaces can traditionally get very hot during warm weather months. T°Cool reduces synthetic turf surface temperatures by 30 to 50 degrees, without compromising the performance benefits. The Cincinnati Sports Club multi-purpose field project was installed by Foreverlawn of Ohio, one of the region’s leading synthetic turf suppliers.
“This all-weather, multi-purpose synthetic turf field enables us to expand outdoor programming, while adhering to new policies and protocols due to the pandemic,” said Marco Fiorini, interim general manager at the Cincinnati Sports Club. “Safety is our top priority, and the integration of T°Cool reinforces our commitment to provide a safe environment for our members and their guests, in all weather conditions.”
T°Cool is an eco-friendly solution that cools the synthetic turf surfaces by coating the turf infill. Various materials can be used for infilling synthetic turf, with sand being a time-tested option. Once installed, the T°Cool solution continuously activates through rain, dew, humidity and/or watering the field, thus reducing the surface temperature.
Locally owned and operated, the Cincinnati Sports Club has been the top lifestyle destination of Cincinnati’s east side community since 1990 with a mission to help members lead an active life, through quality service, personalized care, and constant improvement. Cincinnati Sports Club is a part of the International Health, Racquet and Sports Club Association. The state-of-the-art facility sprawls across 16 acres and 110,000 square feet of interior space to create Cincinnati’s most robust environment for health, fitness and social entertainment.