Posted: 01/22/2013 8:11 AM
Last edited 01/22/2013 8:14 AM by Murph11
Posted: 01/22/2013 9:33 AM
According to an 8 year study it was determined that there were sigificantly more injuries to players and that they were MORE likely to injure their legs and ankles on artificial turf than on grass/sod.
Players were 27% more likely to sustain lower extremity injury when the game was played on an artificial surface instead of the real thing............
More specifically, there was an 88% increased risk of injury to the anterior cruciate ligament and a 32% increased risk of an eversion ankle sprain on turf. This data was compiled in an 8 year study and presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons during their meeting...........
Last edited 01/22/2013 11:08 AM by NCoast65
Posted: 01/22/2013 2:35 PM
Murph11 wrote: It depends a lot on the climate of the area, but in many areas artificial surfaces are a better bet financially.After the initial cost, you no longer have to spend money on watering, mowing, fertilizing, re-sodding, and pesticides. It sounds like only taking care of your yard, but it isn't.If I remember my own story on the subject, the benefits include.......Less acl tear injuries, substantially less muscle tearsYou can practice on the same field you play onYou can use your field during most weather conditionsYou can generate money by renting it out without worrying about damage to the field.High School teams will be able to play on itYou get a consistent fieldThe biggest negative thing for Bakersfield would be the heat. Although they have apparently made changes to how hot the turf can get in 100 plus weather, I still think it would be about 10 degrees warmer on it. So the Renegades would most likely still practice on their practice field in the early part of the season.
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