Any company can claim to offer safe turf products. However, when it comes to proven safety for your children and athletes, there is only one company that stands beyond all – FieldTurf.
FieldTurf offers the safest artificial turf system available today.
While no sport can ever be completely injury-free, we continue to find new ways to reduce the risk and severity of injuries. Our focus on safety has led to numerous injury-reducing innovations and improvements. As a result, we have the products and experience to help you provide the safest playing field possible for your athletes.
The findings of a long-term testing program show that FieldTurf is safer than any other synthetic turf system and equal to – if not better than – natural grass in most critical areas of player safety.
An independent, three-year study of competitive college football showed that when compared to natural grass the FieldTurf system leads to:
|20% Fewer Muscle Strains / Tears||12% Fewer Concussions|
|20% Fewer Ligament Tears||24% less High Ankle Sprains|
|20% Fewer Severe Injuries||23% Fewer Injuries on 4-8+ Year Old Surface|
An independent, five-year safety study of competitive high school football showed that when compared to natural grass the FieldTurf system leads to:
- 44% Fewer Concussion Injuries Combined
- 43 % Fewer ACL Injuries Combined
- 25% Less Time Lost to Long-Term Injuries (Lasting 22+ Days)
- 16% Less Time Lost to Short-Term Injuries (Lasting 1-2 Days)
An independent, four-year safety study of NFL ACL Injuries concluded that FieldTurf is safer than or as safe as natural grass and competing systems.
ACL Injury Rate per Team Games Played
- .048 FieldTurf
- .050 Natural Grass
- .053 Competing Turf Systems
A Woman's Collegiate Soccer Study concluded less severe and total injuries occurred on FieldTurf compared to Natural Grass.
In regards to incidence of injury:
- 22% Fewer Total Injuries
- 7% Fewer Substantial Injuries
- 2% Fewer Severe Injuries
In regards to head and knee trauma:
- 12% Fewer Concussions
- 18% Lower ACL and Associated Tissue Trauma Combined
You can read the full study Here
A four-year study of competitive high school football found that as the artificial infill surface weight decreased, the incidence of game-related high school football trauma significantly increased across numerous playing conditions.
Some of the key differences found are as follows (p/sq.ft = pounds per square foot):
Concussions Injuries Combined
• 8.3% lower incidence of injury between FieldTurf >9 p/sq.ft and 3-5.9 p/sq.ft of infill weight
• 20.5% lower incidence of injury between FieldTurf >9 p/sq.ft and 3-5.9 p/sq.ft of infill weight
• 16.8% lower incidence of injury between FieldTurf >9 p/sq.ft and 3-5.9 p/sq.ft of infill weight
See the full study Here.