FieldTurf DoublePlay Classic to be Installed for Johns Hopkins University Baseball

Baltimore, MD, August 02, 2013 --( The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays baseball team has chosen FieldTurf as their turf of choice for their home field. JHU has chosen to install "FieldTurf DoublePlay Classic," as the school elects to go with the most innovative baseball-specific system in the industry.

The DoublePlay product line is designed to be completely customizable to the needs of baseball clients by controlling the speed and pace of the baseball through innovative fiber height and infill solutions. Such customization allows for all baseball programs to get the field they want and the field that best compliments the skills of their team.

“After looking at different options, FieldTurf was the best choice for us,” said JHU Director of Athletics and Recreation Tom Calder. “We believe playing on FieldTurf’s baseball-specific product will further develop our program and give us an excellent opportunity to continue our winning tradition.”

“Installing our DoublePlay Classic system at Johns Hopkins University is a proud moment for FieldTurf,” said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. “We strongly believe that the Blue Jays will enjoy the benefits their new surface will bring to them for many years to come.”

The Blue Jays join an impressive list of baseball teams that play and/or practice on FieldTurf DoublePlay systems such as the University of Texas, Oregon State University, Rutgers University, University of Illinois, Kent State University, University of Louisville and the University of Oregon, to name a few.

About FieldTurf

FieldTurf is the inventor and world leader in infilled artificial turf with over 4,500 installations in North America. In the NFL, 22 of 32 teams have selected FieldTurf for their game and / or practice facilities while hundreds of NCAA D-1 programs play and/or practice on FieldTurf, including such powerhouse programs as Illinois, Louisville, Michigan, Missouri, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Washington State to name a few.

FieldTurf is part of Tarkett Sports, a Division of the Tarkett Group. Tarkett Sports is the largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries. Included within the Tarkett Sports portfolio is an impressive range of performance sports flooring products. This product range includes: synthetic and hardwood basketball; volleyball and gymnasium flooring; squash and racquetball courts; floor protection and covering systems; weight room flooring; and high performance indoor and outdoor running tracks, featuring Beynon and Atlas track surfaces.

For more information, please visit: FieldTurf Artificial Grass & Synthetic Turf Products.
Jason Smollett