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University of Houston Baseball Turns to FieldTurf DoublePlay for Better Baseball-Specific Playability

Houston, TX, January 05, 2014 --( The University of Houston Baseball team has selected FieldTurf for Cougar Field. The Cougars have chosen to install ‘FieldTurf DoublePlay’, the most innovative baseball-specific turf 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 and infill technology. Such customization allows for all baseball programs to get the field they want.

“FieldTurf was by far the best option for our baseball program,” said University of Houston Deputy Athletics Director Darren Dunn. “When we researched various turf companies it became apparent very quickly that FieldTurf stood out from the rest. FieldTurf’s baseball-specific product will be a great fit for our student athletes.”

“The FieldTurf DoublePlay baseball system plays more like a natural ball field than anything else we have seen,” said Houston Head Baseball Coach Todd Whitting. “From a product and company standpoint, FieldTurf is the right choice for us.”

“Installing our DoublePlay turf system for University of Houston Baseball is certainly a proud moment for us,” said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. “Cougar Field’s new turf was designed to provide long-lasting and proper baseball-specific performance.”

With over 40 game fields currently in use at the NCAA D-1 level for baseball, the Cougars join an impressive list of baseball teams that play and/or practice on FieldTurf DoublePlay systems such as 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 among many others.

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.
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