Originally Posted by Danny Serafini
Field Turf isn't anything like old Astroturf. It looks, feels and plays like regular grass. It's been put down in some football fields and the players love it.
I just find it ironic that a team like the Bengals complained for years that it didn't have a grass playing surface and then, once they do get one, they turn around and install a new artificial surface.
Everyone says Field Turf is different than Astroturf -- but I'm sure 10-15 years down the road they'll have found something about Field Turf that's a major negative for having it. I've already read concerns about the rubber flecks that make up the playing surface getting lodged in eyes or getting under contact lenses and causing irritation.