Manheim Central Adds A-Turf to its Arsenal

Manheim, PA – It’s hard to imagine that Manheim Central could get any better. But starting this fall, the Barons have a new edge in what some are calling the ultimate advantage. Over the summer, Manheim Central removed its traditional natural grass field at Memorial Park to install an A-Turf synthetic grass playing surface with an optional resilient ShockPad. The 95,400 sq. ft. field gives the 2005 PIAA 3 AAA Champs a multi-purpose, all-weather, state-of-the-art field to call home. The field will also see action from soccer and field hockey. On the field, athletes will notice increased playability and unmatched footing as they perform. Using natural grass as its model, A-Turf consists of a denser construction of polyethylene fibers and a high level of specialized rubber and sand or all-rubber infill to increase playability and lower the G-MAX rating. The lower the G-MAX rating, the greater the shock absorption and less impact to the athlete. Adding the optional, resilient underpad insures the G-MAX of the field will remain comparable to well-conditioned natural grass for the 10 to 15 year life expectancy of the surface. In fact, A-Turf systems have the most fiber strands per square yard – a claim no other synthetic grass manufacturer can make. An increased amount of fibers means less movement of the infill components, resulting in greater consistency and durability. In addition, the new A-Turf field is virtually unaffected by adverse weather conditions eliminating the need for rain delays or postponements. And when it comes to maintenance, little is needed to keep the field in prime playing condition. A-Turf, sister company of Surface America, is headquartered in Cheektowaga, NY. Since 1993 Surface America has developed, marketed and installed surfacing systems for playgrounds, gymnasiums and fitness flooring applications, and sports venues.

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