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Proven Safety

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)

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

Other Safety Tests:

A three-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

• 15.7% lower incidence of injury between FieldTurf >9 p/sq.ft and 3-5.9 p/sq.ft of infill weight

Total Injuries

• 13.4% lower incidence of injury between FieldTurf >9 p/sq.ft and 3-5.9 p/sq.ft of infill weight

Severe Injuries

• 13.3% 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.

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 24% Fewer Substantial Injuries 74% Fewer Injuries on 8+ Year Old Surface

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