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  Message Not Read  RE: New Field, Hopefully No Longer Hardest In MAC
   Posted: 6/9/2013 9:24:16 AM 
I am waiting patently for the Even Shaw super-speed turf removal turf installation video.
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  Message Not Read  RE: New Field, Hopefully No Longer Hardest In MAC
   Posted: 6/9/2013 2:22:10 PM 
From a distance and in the right light, the student section appears more and more like a fourth-grader's greenhouse experiment for the science fair every year.

"Peden: Ohio's first and finest biodegradable, fully-organic football stadium!"

Also, I hope this war of words over the whiskers continues. It amuses me.

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  Message Not Read  RE: New Field, Hopefully No Longer Hardest In MAC
   Posted: 6/9/2013 6:46:41 PM 
perimeterpost wrote:
Uncle Wes wrote:
From the pictures above I stand by my statement that the new Attack Cat is about 10% bigger than before. Wisker to wisker its about 2 yards wider.


the whiskers both before and after clearly stretch from the 41 to the 41. there is no change in size.

No, the difference is clear. In the old picture, the whiskers extend only to the 41.25 yard mark, and in the new one, they go to the 40.75 mark.

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  Message Not Read  RE: New Field, Hopefully No Longer Hardest In MAC
   Posted: 6/14/2013 8:12:13 AM 
Interesting stat: 

According to Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde, only Kansas State, Hawaii, UNLV, Wyoming, Air Force, Buffalo, OHIO, UMass, ULL, Texas St., and UTSA play all 12 games on artificial turf.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ncaaf--forty-strong--observations-and-declarations-about-college-football-s-schedules--165918363.html
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  Message Not Read  RE: New Field, Hopefully No Longer Hardest In MAC
   Posted: 6/14/2013 9:43:43 AM 
GoCats105 wrote:
Interesting stat: 

According to Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde, only Kansas State, Hawaii, UNLV, Wyoming, Air Force, Buffalo, OHIO, UMass, ULL, Texas St., and UTSA play all 12 games on artificial turf.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ncaaf--forty-strong--observations-and-declarations-about-college-football-s-schedules--165918363.html


Now, if they can tell us which teams will also practice exclusively on turf, we'll have the beginnings of a landmark study of turf-induced injuries - or not.
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   Posted: 6/20/2013 1:14:55 PM 
Wyoming's new field:

 


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  Message Not Read  RE: New Field, Hopefully No Longer Hardest In MAC
   Posted: 6/20/2013 11:32:56 PM 
That Wyoming field is pretty cool, but you have to remember, Wyoming and the states around it have no other things to pay attention to other than Wyoming Football and Basketball. If there were no professional sports in Ohio, you could bet OU would have way more hardcore fans and a stadium like that
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  Message Not Read  RE: New Field, Hopefully No Longer Hardest In MAC
   Posted: 6/20/2013 11:49:39 PM 
cbarber357 wrote:
That Wyoming field is pretty cool, but you have to remember, Wyoming and the states around it have no other things to pay attention to other than Wyoming Football and Basketball. If there were no professional sports in Ohio, you could bet OU would have way more hardcore fans and a stadium like that


Huh??

Their stadium's official capacity is 29,000...and they averaged 19,555 for football and 5,615 in hoops attendance (both less than us) last season. So, despite all those advantages, we arguably have the more "hardcore fans".
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  Message Not Read  RE: New Field, Hopefully No Longer Hardest In MAC
   Posted: 6/21/2013 2:02:32 AM 
Ted Thompson wrote:
Wyoming's new field:

 


That field is pretty damn cool I have to say.  I still like ours though. It may not have flashy endzones, but It's still a very solid looking field.
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  Message Not Read  RE: New Field, Hopefully No Longer Hardest In MAC
   Posted: 6/21/2013 11:20:38 AM 
The biggest problem with Peden, in my opinion, is the flatness of the grandstands. The pitch is just too shallow. It seems more flat than most other comparable stadiums.
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   Posted: 6/21/2013 12:15:50 PM 
I like WY in the same way I like BGSU, when your school colors are brown and a 1970s neon shade of yellow or orange the more you embrace it the better it looks. That WY field screams- look at how awful this color combo is, look at it! Bravo.


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  Message Not Read  RE: New Field, Hopefully No Longer Hardest In MAC
   Posted: 6/21/2013 12:49:37 PM 
Brown and yellow is an awful color combination?
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  Message Not Read  RE: New Field, Hopefully No Longer Hardest In MAC
   Posted: 6/21/2013 12:55:25 PM 
Cincinnati is getting a new turf installed right now as well.
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  Message Not Read  RE: New Field, Hopefully No Longer Hardest In MAC
   Posted: 8/5/2013 11:52:10 AM 
I got this press release from AstroTurf at work. Not relevant there, but maybe somewhat of interest here:

Athens, OH, August 5, 2013– In the hyper-competitive world of collegiate athletics, major renovations and athletic facility upgrades are the new normal. In an era of specialization and niche markets, one-stop shopping is not. And yet that’s the case with Ohio University, who recently finalized a contract for their third artificial surface this year, all from AstroTurf®. The originators of the synthetic turf industry are slated to provide a state-of-the-art field for the new Multipurpose Center to be completed in December, which follows the re-surfacing of Pruitt Field currently underway. Those two projects come on the heels of the brand new AstroTurf playing surface installed at Peden Stadium earlier this summer.

The Bobcats football team will be playing their home games this fall on GameDay Grass 3DX, a natural-looking synthetic turf prevalent throughout America’s gridiron landscape, from NFL stadiums to Division I training facilities to high school championship venues. This signature surface for AstroTurf features polyethylene slit film fibers and sand and rubber infill.  The long-lasting slit film fibers give the surface its grass-like appearance while offering the ultimate in resistance to wear and tear.  The hidden gem of AstroTurf’s GameDay Grass 3D products is the patented RootZone® system, a thatched layer of textured nylon which stabilizes the infill, limiting splash, particle migration and compaction. The result is a clean, consistent surface which has garnered critical acclaim for its performance, speed, durability, and low maintenance requirements.

“This new playing surface provided by AstroTurf is a welcome addition to Peden Stadium,” said Ohio football head coach Frank Solich.The new surface will provide our football program with one of the finest fields in the country for years to come. We’ve had nothing but positive responses from our players."

Pruitt Field is in the midst of a comprehensive makeover as the facility is closed for July and much of August, while both the turf and Goldsberry Track - which surrounds the field – undergo renovations. The new artificial surface to be installed at Pruitt Field, home to Ohio Field Hockey and Bobcat Lacrosse, will be the AstroTurf 90 product, which combines the traditional knitted nylon top cloth with a 3/8th inch Armacell pad. AstroTurf fields have long been regarded as the unequivocal standard for field hockey performance and are the favorite among coaches and players alike for their playability, durability and low maintenance. It’s no wonder AstroTurf is recognized as the Official Artificial Surface Provider of both USA Field Hockey and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. In fact, a recent NFHCA survey showed that 71% of Division I schools play hockey on an AstroTurf field.¹

If you were to survey the top football coaches and athletic directors in the college game today, an even larger percentage might affirm the importance of top-of-the-line athletic facilities as they relate to the success of the program. In addition to improving the campus and enabling better training practices, athletic facility upgrades can also play a significant role in recruiting².  These factors weren’t lost on the team at Ohio University, who recently broke ground on a $12.5 million indoor training facility. The 74,000 square foot building, referred to as the Multipurpose Center, will be utilized for a variety of activities, from intramurals and club sports to marching band and special events. But its primary function will be as a football practice facility, and the full length field set for installation in the fall, like its counterpart at Peden Stadium, will be an AstroTurf GameDay Grass 3DX synthetic turf system.

The addition of three new turfs demonstrates commitment to our sports programs and student-athletes,” said Ohio athletics director Jim Schaus. “Maintaining quality facilities impacts performance and recruiting.  We are proud to be working with Astro Turf with each of these projects.  They are a leader in the industry and have been excellent for our staff to work with so far.  The new turf at Peden Stadium has been met with rave reviews from our student-athletes and coaches.”

Selecting an AstroTurf field represents a responsible choice when it comes to player safety. A study conducted by Michigan State University, funded by NFL Charities, and published in the Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology found that GameDay Grass 3D most closely replicated natural grass as it relates to torque, force, and friction generated by cleated athletic shoes. That translates into less deep cleat penetration and fewer knee and ankle injuries than found in other synthetic fields with heavy infill and no RootZone. With the ever-increasing focus on safety and player health permeating football’s cultural climate from Pop Warner to the pros, coaches and administrators alike are doing their homework and finding GameDay Grass to be the safest product available.

It’s safe to say that coaches and administrators like Dr. Peggy Pruitt don’t come along too often. The namesake for Ohio University’s hockey pitch coached both field hockey and tennis during her tenure at Ohio, and later became a key figure in the growth of Bobcat Athletics as an administrator. Pruitt Field opened in 1999 as a venue for field hockey, lacrosse and track and field. Subsequent phases of development included adding a red brick grandstand in 2000 and lighting in 2006. The original AstroTurf playing surface, installed back in 1999, lasted 14 years, demonstrating the artificial surface’s longevity. Ohio University’s decision to replace it with another AstroTurf field demonstrates the school’s and the sport’s loyalty to the product.

The new playing surface provided by AstroTurf gives the Ohio Field Hockey program a significantly upgraded field,” said Ohio field hockey head coach Neil MacMillan. “We couldn’t be happier with our new surface and we look forward to playing on it for a long time.”

Time-honored Bobcat tradition and history are always on display at Peden Stadium. The “Crown Jewel of the Mid-American Conference” was named after Ohio’s all-time winningest head football coach, Don Peden, upon his retirement in 1946. In addition to coaching football, Peden coached the Ohio University baseball team and later served as Athletic Director and is considered a founder of the Mid-American Conference. The stadium was built in 1929 and designed by Osborne Architects, the same outfit responsible for the original Yankee Stadium and other American style brick composed sports venues. In more than eight decades of existence, the historical stadium has undergone several renovations and modifications while maintaining its characteristic style. Natural grass was first replaced with artificial turf in 2002, but in recent years that FIeldTurf surface had earned the reputation as “one of the hardest in the MAC.”³ The brand new AstroTurf field installation was completed on June 1st of this year. The award-winning design firm MSA Architects of Cincinnati collaborated on the project, consulting with the university on drainage testing, civil engineering due diligence, and graphic design/logo coordination in conjunction with the new turf install.

The student-athletes who compete at Peden Stadium have been experiencing new levels of success under Head Football Coach Frank Solich. The Ohio native has brought the same determination he displayed as both a player and coach at the University of Nebraska to the Bobcat program during his eight year tenure. His squad is coming off back-to-back bowl victories following nine and ten win seasons, not to mention a stint in the Top 25 weekly rankings for the first time since 1968 after a 7-0 start last season.

Head Coach Neil McMillan brought his field hockey pedigree to the Ohio University campus eight years ago as well, and also experienced high levels of success before his arrival in Athens. After winning multiple NCAA titles at Wake Forest, McMillan has led the Bobcats to an impressive four MAC titles in his eight years on Pruitt Field, garnering three Conference Coach of the Year awards while producing dozens of all conference performers and even a few League MVPs.

¹ 57 out of 80 Division I schools that responded to the survey claimed an AstroTurf field.

² As cited by Forbes and Rivals.com, a recent survey commissioned by Advent and conducted by Galain claimed athletic facility quality as the fourth-highest determining factor of recruits, just behind relationship with coaches and ahead of campus living quarters.

³ From “New turf install at Peden nearly complete” published by AthensOhioToday.com on May 25, 2013

About AstroTurf

For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf has redefined the way the game is played. The company offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies, leveraging the industry’s first vertically integrated manufacturing system. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety.  To learn more, visit www.astroturf.com.
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   Posted: 8/5/2013 2:25:38 PM 
Pruitt Field is in the midst of a comprehensive makeover as the facility is closed for July and much of August, while both the turf and Goldsberry Track - which surrounds the field – undergo renovations. The new artificial surface to be installed at Pruitt Field, home to Ohio Field Hockey and Bobcat Lacrosse, will be the AstroTurf 90 product, which combines the traditional knitted nylon top cloth with a 3/8th inch Armacell pad.

  Hey.......we're getting another sport????  Can men's soccer be next??


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   Posted: 8/5/2013 11:52:35 PM 
oldkatz wrote:
Pruitt Field is in the midst of a comprehensive makeover as the facility is closed for July and much of August, while both the turf and Goldsberry Track - which surrounds the field – undergo renovations. The new artificial surface to be installed at Pruitt Field, home to Ohio Field Hockey and Bobcat Lacrosse, will be the AstroTurf 90 product, which combines the traditional knitted nylon top cloth with a 3/8th inch Armacell pad.

Hey.......we're getting another sport???? Can men's soccer be next??


We have a men's and women's club lacrosse team.
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   Posted: 8/6/2013 12:00:06 AM 
 The hidden gem of AstroTurf’s GameDay Grass 3D products is the patented RootZone® system, a thatched layer of textured nylon which stabilizes the infill, limiting splash, particle migration and compaction.

Particle migration was one of the big concerns heading into the upcoming season.
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  Message Not Read  RE: New Field, Hopefully No Longer Hardest In MAC
   Posted: 6/30/2016 11:36:24 AM 
As I said previously on this and other threads,I've designed a number of synthetic turf fields.

I've always used Field Turf.
I like their product,plus it is warrantied by a third party.
That's important because if anything happens to Field Turf,the owner has an insurance policy.

O.U.'s previous synthetic turf field was Field Turf.
The new synthetic turf is Astro Turf.

Well, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal yesterday,Astro Turf has filed for bankruptcy protection after losing a 30 million dollar patent fight with Field Turf.

Hopefully O.U. got a third party warranty from Astro Turf.


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  Message Not Read  RE: New Field, Hopefully No Longer Hardest In MAC
   Posted: 6/30/2016 12:16:12 PM 
Who the hell has time to go back to 2013 to refresh a thread?
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   Posted: 6/30/2016 1:13:56 PM 
Pete Chouteau wrote:
Who the hell has time to go back to 2013 to refresh a thread?


Wasn't hard,just typed "turf" in the "site search".
I didn't see any need to start a new thread.

I thought this was something that should be brought up.

The turf was done in 2013.
We figure a usefull life of 10+ years when used for college football.

That means that the turf should have a significant portion of its usefull life left.If there's a problem with the turf and there's no third party warranty,addressing it won't be easy.


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   Posted: 6/30/2016 6:18:14 PM 
Have not time to go back and ready all this....Do we have a 'good' field or one that's not so good and, so, likely to lead to a high number of injuries?


How much do we practice in Peden as opposed to adjacent playing fields?



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   Posted: 6/30/2016 6:31:29 PM 
rpbobcat, do you know if we have the same stuff in the field house? I would assume we do.
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   Posted: 7/1/2016 6:55:51 AM 
BuddyLee wrote:
rpbobcat, do you know if we have the same stuff in the field house? I would assume we do.


Based on the timing of projects ,I would think so.

Given the fact that the IPF turf isn't exposed to the weather,especially UV light, it should have longer useful life then Peden.

Again that makes how it is warrantied a concern.




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   Posted: 7/1/2016 7:11:41 AM 
Monroe Slavin wrote:
Have not time to go back and ready all this....Do we have a 'good' field or one that's not so good and, so, likely to lead to a high number of injuries?


How much do we practice in Peden as opposed to adjacent playing fields?




The "quality" of the turf depends on who you talk to.
Astro Turf and Field Turf are similar,but Field Turf uses a "heavier" "carpet".This requires less sand infill to keep it in place.Astro Turf uses a lighter carpet and heavier infill.

The arguments against Astro Turf products were that they can be more difficult to run on and were more likely to catch cleats.But I have never seen a scientific study to prove this.
I also haven't seen any statistics on the number of injuries,or their cause, from either material.

The biggest concern with Astro Turf going bankrupt is whether it is still covered by a warranty as well as the ability to properly repair the turf or replenish the infill using the original manufacturer's materials and personnel.



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