Bellarmine Preparatory Goes Bionic

Not only can we use this field in all types of weather, but the playability is fantastic for football, soccer and lacrosse

Football season has come and gone at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, but the football field still looks brand new. Memorial Field is no longer a muddy mess this time of year thanks to its state-of-the-art stadium turf from AstroTurf®. The artificial grass was installed this summer by Coast to Coast Turf, a certified AstroTurf installer headquartered in Spokane – and boy did it hold up well.

That’s because Memorial Field received one of the most technologically advanced football turf fields in the country – AstroTurf’s 3D360 Blend turf system featuring Bionic Fiber™. The Bionic Fiber is a super-fiber that reinforces player-friendly polyethylene fibers with ultra-durable nylon polymers in a feat of chemical engineering never achieved before in the turf industry. The “3D3” designation means the field also has AstroTurf’s patented RootZone, a sub-layer of crimped fibers that stabilizes the infill and increases shock absorbency. The turf has a 60-ounce face weight, meaning it has very dense stitching. All of these factors combine to make a synthetic turf that is stronger, safer, better, and more resilient.

“Our coaches and athletes are thrilled with our new Bionic field from AstroTurf,” said Athletic Director Ed Ploof. “Not only can we use the field in all types of weather, but the playability is fantastic for football, soccer and lacrosse. The comments from opposing coaches have been very complimentary. One opposing school construction team has already visited and would like to contract with AstroTurf for their renovation.”

Memorial Field received a significant makeover that included widening the…

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