Turf & Rec

Opinion piece suggests artificial turf safer than natural grass

April 8, 2019
By Mike Jiggens
Synthetic turf football field.

April 8, 2019 – An opinion piece in the Airdrie, Alta. City View suggests that playing football on artificial turf fields is safer for athletes than playing on natural turf, contrary to popular belief. “Serious injuries such as ACL and MCL tears, as well as ankle injuries and concussions, are less common when football is played on artificial grass instead of natural-grass surfaces,” the piece states.