Although there are many sports for which a natural grass field seems to be a prerequisite, the different places you might find turf are numerous. Let’s take a look at the vast array of applications where artificial grass works great for sports fields.

Baseball and Softball

When you turn on a Major League Baseball game on TV, the outfield is a perfectly mowed grid of green glory. But for many small towns, limited resources make artificial turf a better choice. Particularly in parts of the country that get a lot of rain, having baseball and softball fields with built-in drainage systems can make or break any number of tournaments or league competitions each year.


Again, most professional teams play on natural grass, but this isn’t often possible for some players. Municipal sports fields or indoor soccer leagues are likely to turn to recycled artificial turf when outfit their facilities. Field houses where soccer teams practice indoors are almost exclusively using turf. Of course, the balls roll differently on turf than they do on real grass, so players often have to adjust when they get back outside.


Football teams play on a variety of surfaces. The pros usually play on grass, but college and high school athletes are more familiar with turf sports fields. The trend these days is to use artificial turf that is a color other than green, such as blue or black, depending on school colors.

Smaller Applications

There are a few sports settings where turf is common. Batting cages, because they are indoors, usually have this type of flooring. Workout spaces such as Crossfit gym routinely feature artificial grass, and paintball combatants may find it on their courses as well.

When it comes to sports fields of all sorts, artificial turf is a logical floor covering. Using recycled turf makes the approach all the more appealing.