AstroTurf wins STC Multifield Sports Project of the Year
The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) honored AstroTurf as the recipient of the 2023 Multifield Sports Project of the Year at the sixth annual STC Awards Ceremony during the STC Annual Conference and 20th Anniversary Celebration in New Orleans.
The STC Sports Project of the Year Award – Multi-Field recognizes an outstanding sports project installed by an STC member company that exhibits innovation and quality reflective of the STC mission. AstroTurf is the winner for their installation for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
IMG Academy, a globally renowned institution for sports and education, successfully completed a two-year-long project of installing advanced AstroTurf fields throughout its campus. The comprehensive project has led to the creation of nine fields, catering to a variety of sports including baseball, football, lacrosse and soccer.
The project includes six baseball infields equipped with AstroTurf’s Diamond Series RootZone RBI system. These fields incorporate synthetic turf “clay areas” to mimic infield dirt and “grass areas” to resemble natural grass.
Additionally, a stadium field and several practice fields for football and lacrosse have been outfitted with AstroTurf’s RootZone 3D3 Trionic Blend product, which combines three distinct fibers. This project incorporated BrockFill and Brock ShockPad in the fields’ construction. BrockFill, a natural infill made from sustainably sourced wood fibers, offers an eco-friendly alternative to traditional rubber infill.