Synthetic Turf System from UBU Sports Helps Iowa High School Overcome Field Conditions

Concerned about athlete safety and concussions, school replaces its two-decades-old grass field with a safer and faster synthetic turf system.

Iowa City, IA, January 13, 2016 --( UBU Sports®, the premier manufacturer and supplier of synthetic turf systems that optimize performance and improve safety, helped Iowa City West (Iowa) High School overcome dangerous field conditions and limited playability issues when it replaced its 22-year-old grass field with a synthetic turf system from UBU Sports.

The field had become uneven and its drainage system had become obsolete, retaining water on top of the field. And due to the pounding it would take during the football season, the field could not be used for anything beyond football. In evaluating a replacement synthetic turf surface, one of the key considerations for athletic director Scott Kibby beyond multi-use, year-round playability was a surface that provided the best safety for his athletes.

The UBU Sports synthetic turf system Iowa City West installed is a softer and fuller surface with a crisp, natural look that plays faster than the grass field it had played on the previous two decades. On top of football, Iowa City West is now using the field for marching band, soccer, physical education classes as well as baseball and softball practices when rain has rendered the infield unplayable.

“The field is gorgeous and the community is overwhelmingly excited about it,” says Kibby.

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UBU Sports is a leading brand of synthetic turf surfaces for use in a variety of sporting events, including football, baseball, field hockey, soccer, rugby and lacrosse. UBU Sports’ fields optimize performance and enhance safety for teams ranging from professional (New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, New York Jets and New York Giants), collegiate and major indoor arena leagues to local high schools and municipalities. Every sport-specific UBU Sports synthetic turf surface is scientifically engineered to create the ultimate ground gear for athletes.

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