Artificial Turf for American Football
Artificial turf has come a long way since its development in the early 1960s when the Ford Foundation, as part of its mission to advance human achievement, asked science and industry to develop synthetic playing surfaces for urban spaces. Subsequently, American Football became the first sport to benefit from an artificial playing surface at a professional level.
American Football is one of the most physically demanding sports - one that requires a high performance surface to meet demands and maximize player safety. The benefits of an artificial turf are added speed and the ability to change direction more quickly than on a natural grass playing surface.
A specially designed playing surface will benefit both football professionals and coaches, by satisfying the various performance needs of this sport. Dow’s total systems approach and its products enable football players to benefit from a surface that addresses their specific requirements - aiming to ensure turf performance at the highest level, as well as maximum comfort and safety.