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Encyclopedia > AstroTurf
AstroTurf
Type LLC
Founded 1964
Headquarters Dalton, Georgia, USA
Key people Bryan Peeples-President of AstroTurf, Michael Dennis-Chairman and President of GeneralSports Venue, Jon Pritchett-CEO of GeneralSports Venue
Website http://www.astroturfusa.com/

AstroTurf is a brand of artificial turf. Though the term is a registered trademark, it is sometimes used as a generic description of any kind of artificial turf. The original AstroTurf product was a short pile synthetic turf[1] while the current products incorporate modern features such as antimicrobial protection, rubber infill, backing systems and nylon yarn fibers. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The initialism LLC has multiple meanings: Limited liability company Logical Link Control landlocked country Life-Limited Component This page expands a three-character combination which might be any or all of: an abbreviation, an acronym, an initialism, a word in English, or a word in another language. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For the artificial grass, see AstroTurf. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Bass Red Triangle, was the first trademark registered in Britain in 1876. ... A genericized trademark, generic trade mark, generic descriptor, or proprietary eponym, is a trademark or brand name which has become the colloquial or generic description for a particular class of product or service. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

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History

AstroTurf was invented in 1964 by James Paterson, an employee of Monsanto, patented in 1967, and originally sold under the name "Chemgrass". It was renamed AstroTurf after its first well-publicized use at the Houston Astrodome stadium in 1966. The Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation. ... The Reliant Astrodome, formerly just the Astrodome, is a domed sports stadium in Houston, Texas, and is part of the Reliant Park complex. ...


In 1986 Monsanto consolidated its AstroTurf management, marketing, and technical activities in Dalton, Georgia, as AstroTurf Industries, Inc. In 1988 Balsam AG purchased all the capital stock of AstroTurf Industries, Inc. In 1994 Southwest Recreational Industries, Inc. (SWRI) acquired the AstroTurf brand. In 1996 SWRI was acquired by American Sports Products Group Inc. (ASPG). In 2001, SWRI launched a turf system called NexTurf.[2] In 2003 SWRI changed its name to SRI Sports and one year later filed for bankruptcy and the parent company, ASPG, retained the AstroTurf rights. In 2005 Textile Management and Associates (TMA) acquired the AstroTurf assets and intellectual property from ASPG and began marketing the AstroTurf brand under the company AstroTurf, LLC. In 2006 GeneralSports Venue (GSV) became TMA’s marketing partner for the AstroTurf brand for the American market. AstroTurf, LLC handles the marketing of AstroTurf internationally.


Product Timeline

1960s

1964

1965 Moses Brown School is a Quaker school located in Providence, Rhode Island, founded by Moses Brown, a Quaker abolitionist, in 1784. ...

  • The Houston Astrodome opens with natural turf and a glass roof which causes glare for the fielders. The glass panes with a view of the sun are painted white, and the grass soon dies. The field's dead grass is later replaced with AstroTurf the next year.

1966 The Reliant Astrodome, formerly just the Astrodome, is a domed sports stadium in Houston, Texas, and is part of the Reliant Park complex. ...

  • AstroTurf is first installed in the Houston Astrodome. The infield was in place in April, but due to lack of supply, the outfield is not completed until July, when the Astros are sent on an extended road trip. The all-synthetic field is ready for play following the All-Star break in July. The first football game played on AstroTurf occurs when the Houston Cougars beat the Washington State Cougars.

1968 The Reliant Astrodome, formerly just the Astrodome, is a domed sports stadium in Houston, Texas, and is part of the Reliant Park complex. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Head coach Art Briles 4th year, 26–24–0 Home stadium Robertson Stadium Conference Conference USA Athletic director Dave Maggard Website UHCougars. ... Head coach Bill the small penis Doba 4th year, 25–19 Home stadium Martin Stadium Capacity 35,117 - FieldTurf Conference Pac-10 First year 1893 Website WSUCougars. ...

Husky Stadium is the University of Washingtons football and track and field venue in Seattle, USA, located between Montlake Boulevard N.E. and Union Bay just north of the Montlake Cut. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... Seattle redirects here. ...

1970s

1974

1975 League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966–1969) Eastern Division (1966–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC East (1970–present) Current uniform Team colors Aqua, Coral, Navy, White Mascot T. D. Personnel Owner H. Wayne Huizenga (50%) and Stephen M. Ross (50%) General Manager... The Minnesota Vikings are a National Football League team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota along with fellow major pro sports franchises Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild and the Minnesota Timberwolves. ... Date January 13, 1974 Stadium Rice Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Larry Csonka, Running back Favorite Dolphins by 7 National Anthem Charley Pride Coin toss Game referee Halftime show University of Texas at Austin Band Attendance 71,882 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers Ray Scott, Pat Summerall... Rice Stadium is a football stadium located on the Rice University campus in Houston, Texas. ...

1976 Superdome can stand for: Louisiana Superdome HP Superdome server ... A disputed record setting 93,173 fans in attendance for WrestleMania III at the Pontiac Silverdome. ... The Percival Molson Memorial Stadium is a stadium owned by McGill University and is the home of the Montreal Alouettes and the McGill Redmen. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...

  • Cincinnati Reds play back-to-back World Series' on AstroTurf.[10]

1978

City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970–present) Current uniform Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, White[1] Mascot Thunder II (live horse) Miles (person in costume suit) Personnel Owner Pat Bowlen... Date January 15, 1978 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Randy White, Defensive tackle; and Harvey Martin, Defensive end Favorite Cowboys by 5 1/2 National anthem Phyllis Kelly of Northeast Louisiana State University Coin toss Red Grange Referee Jim Tunney Halftime show From Paris to the Paris...

1980s

1980

1981 haha ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... For the stadium in New Britain, Connecticut, see Veterans Stadium. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium (formerly Royals Stadium) is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the Kansas City Royals of the American League. ...

1983 City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Date January 25, 1981 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Jim Plunkett, Quarterback Favorite Eagles by 3 National anthem Helen OConnell Coin toss Marie Lombardi Referee Ben Dreith Halftime show Jim Skinner Productions presents Mardi Gras Festival Attendance 76,135 TV in the United States Network NBC...

  • Women's World Cup Hockey (field hockey) games are played on AstroTurf.[12]
  • AstroTurf installs first North American vertical drainage systems in Paterson, NJ at Trenton State. [13]

1989

  • First E-Layer system (Elastomeric) installed at William and Mary, as well as University of California, Berkeley. [14]

1990s

1996

  • Atlanta Olympic Field Hockey installs AstroTurf System.[15]

1999

  • Real Madrid C. F. (Spain) become the first European football club to purchase an AstroTurf system for their practice fields.[16]

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish sports club most widely known for its professional football team based in Madrid. ...

2000s

2002

For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... Ralph Wilson Stadium is a football stadium located in the town of Orchard Park, a suburb of Buffalo, New York. ...

See also

2007 Cheney Tech of Manchester, CT has installed a 3 million dollar Astro Turf complex This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the artificial grass, see AstroTurf. ... . ...


References

  1. ^ US patent 3332828
  2. ^ Breaking the surface: uncovering your sports surfacing needs | Coach and Athletic Director | Find Articles at BNET.com
  3. ^ http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/highschool/bal-vafront1003,0,1917958.story?track=rss
  4. ^ AstroTurf | About | History
  5. ^ FOX Sports on MSN - AstroTurf Turf Talk - Turf Talk
  6. ^ The Biggest Dome - TIME
  7. ^ Stadiums of the NFL-Silverdome-Detroit Lions
  8. ^ Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
  9. ^ 1975 World Series by Baseball Almanac
  10. ^ 1976 World Series by Baseball Almanac
  11. ^ Stadiums of the NFL-Superdome-Super Bowl XII, XV, XX, XXIV, XXXI, XXXVI
  12. ^ The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum
  13. ^ The College of New Jersey Athletics - Lions' Stadium
  14. ^ Marshall Press Release
  15. ^ Panstadia VOL 3/No 4 - 'OUT WITH THE OLD'
  16. ^ News & Events - SRI Sports - International - Field, Track, Indoor, Tennis Systems & Services
  17. ^ Buffalo Bills Choose to Play on AstroPlay - Filled Systems - Industry News - SRI Sports - Field Systems

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
AstroTurf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (314 words)
AstroTurf was invented in 1965 by employees of Monsanto, patented in 1967, and originally sold under the name "Chemgrass".
AstroTurf is being replaced in many stadiums with newer types of artificial turf – two common brands of this new generation being FieldTurf and Sport Grass.
Astroturf is the preferred surface for field hockey.
Astroturfing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1888 words)
A form of propaganda, astroturfing attempts to selectively affect the emotions of the public, whether trying to win a campaign, be the top music record seller, the top book seller, or gain political support.
Astroturfing techniques usually consist of a few people discreetly posing as mass numbers of activists advocating a specific cause.
Government astroturfing, as well as other sneaky tricks including an eleven-day war waged to distract from a sex scandal, are depicted in the film Wag the Dog.
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