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ARTIFICIAL GRASS VS NATURAL GRASS A primary consideration when comparing artificial vs natural is the amount and type of usage the facility is proposed to have It would appear that while many sports would prefer to see only natural grass fields the decision of which surface could serve better to certain needs is what must be considered its long term intended use and if that schedule includes heavy use and the need for diversity a serious argument can be made for artificial turf The debate has raged for more than 30 years over whether there are more football injuries on artificial turf or natural grass NFL Players Association survey of 957 players nearly 95 percent said they thought that playing on artificial surfaces increased the risk of injury Nearly 87 percent said they preferred playing on grass fields as opposed to artificial grass which tends to have variable hardness and there were a number of wear and tear injuries from tackles and falls as well as friction burns from skin on surface There were also a higher number of injuries to the knees anterior cruciate ligament - the famous ACL - on artificial grass There wasnt the same glide and slide as on grass Synthetic turf fields provide a stadium with a surface that can be used with unlimited frequency for various sports plus miscellaneous events Even with frequent usage and heavy weather synthetic fields remain consistent for major events Artificial grass is ideal for all levels of the game Because artificial grass is so similar in feel play and appearance to natural grass players coaches and trainers are impressed with its combination of properties The combination of soft player-friendly components creates a system that can only be described as the closest thing yet to natural grass Artificial grass is a deep
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