13 Jun 3 Ways Artificial Turf Is Used For Softball Fields
Softball games consist of seven innings, plus extra innings and tiebreakers if needed. That means an hour or two of play, at a minimum.
When you’re hit with a rain delay that tacks on an extra hour, all of a sudden you’re going to start losing fans and player energy.
But there are only so many things you can do to make natural grass drier, and you can’t block out the rain without a full roof cover — which isn’t a reality for most softball fields. So how can you cut back on rain delays, giving your players more field time and your fans the game they came for? By making a switch to artificial grass, which is being used for softball fields in various ways.
How can you use turf for your softball fields?
- Installing Turf in The Outfield
The largest section of grass on a softball field is the outfield, and it can be the slowest to dry after a rainfall. But the problem with playing on a wet natural grass field is that players are susceptible to missteps and muddy spots that affect gameplay.
When you lay artificial turf in your outfield, you’ll get two significant benefits. First, you’ll see a field that dries much faster, as a drainage layer ensures that water doesn’t stay in one place. But you’ll also see a reduction in maintenance fees, as you won’t need mowers or sprinklers to keep your field green. It will always look lush, even without any sun exposure.
- Installing Turf in The Infield
Having a turf surface for your infield is a no-brainer. This can be one of the toughest spots to mow and maintain, especially if your pitcher’s mound and bases are dirt. With turf, you don’t need to try to mow edges or sweep grass clear, and your players will find better, more consistent bounces.
- Installing An Entire Turf Field
To truly create a custom playing surface, using turf for your entire softball field will create a smooth surface for players. But another benefit of installing a whole artificial turf field is that you can customize the color and style to reflect your team.
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