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Artificial turf surface at Winnipeg soccer complex allows play to continue into the fall

Soccer federation president says artificial turf getting closer to natural grass

July 19, 2023  By Turf & Rec



The synthetic turf surface at the second soccer pitch at Winnipeg’s Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex has been replaced to meet the needs of local players and to ensure enhanced performance, safety and sustainability.

The Winnipeg Soccer Federation invested more than $700,000 to replace the surface. The AstroTurf surface, which has an expected lifespan of 10 to 12 years, was installed between May 3 and May 26. The base preparation was done by S & J Construction.

The president of the soccer federation said a synthetic playing surface, as opposed to natural grass, ensures the game can be played well into the fall, adding artificial turf surfaces are much more similar today to natural grass.

Revenue is generated through rentals and sponsorships.

This article is part of the Municipalities Week.
This article is part of the Fall & Winter Prep Week Week.

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