Perfect Playing Fields without a Super Bowl Price!
With Super Bowl XLIX just around the corner in sunny Arizona, it seems appropriate to start thinking about the grass soon to be growing under our feet when spring and summer arrive. The Arizona Cardinals’ stadium in Glendale, Arizona give us plenty to think about. The football field on which the University of Phoenix and Cardinals football teams play on has one very unique feature no other U.S. stadium can boast? Got a good guess? What makes this stadium unique is not the seating, décor, amenities, or the retractable dome. It’s the retractable turf. Yep, the earth moves under those cleats! It moves about 740 feet in roughly 75 minutes and weighs 19 million pounds when you add the grass, the draining mat, irrigation system and more than three feet of sod. The field was built on a retractable tray to assure that the field managers could control the amount of sunlight and wear and tear on the natural grass fibers in order to have the perfect green turf every day of the year. Price tag for this one-of-a-kind stadium with retractable roof and field? $455 million. photo credit: ctlightingsales.com Chances are you to spend hours monitoring the health of your lawn every summer – from sun exposure or over-watering, to damage every time you host a large gathering or let the neighbor’s dogs come romp and wrestle with your own. You don’t have to. Like the stadium for the big game next week, you can have a perfect lawn for playing football in your own backyard, or just hanging out in the sun that will withstand use, sun and all natural elements. And it will definitely be a lot less maintenance than a retractable one! Laying down artificial turf instead of natural grass enables you to have not just a maintenance-free playing field for your yard, but a worry-free one too. No watering, no mowing, no fertilizing, and definitely no worries about damage from use. Even though most of today’s artificial turfs look soft, supple and very natural, they don’t get damaged from slide tackles, cleats, running, wrestling, or kicking. They are designed to endure your favorite outdoor activities and all of nature’s elements. No matter where you live, you won’t have to worry about putting your lawn away if the sun bears down too long on a hot summer day, or a relentless monsoon blows in. And you won’t have to fret about how long it takes to get it out again next time your friends show up for an impromptu game of bocce ball or croquet!