Industry News

Hybrid grass turns 30

August 29, 2019

We asked Luc Godfroid, marketing and communication manager for GrassMaster Solutions by Tarkett Sports, to provide some history of the GrassMaster system, which Tarkett acquired when it bought the Dutch

Technology advancements pose challenge to fleet managers

August 29, 2019

Emerging technology has continued to disrupt nearly every industry, and the transportation sector is no exception. Fleet managers expect major changes in the year ahead, as more than half (52%)

Do you need a political expression policy at work?

August 29, 2019

Grayson Kemper, senior content developer and marketer, Clutch, writes that political expression policies outline acceptable political discussion and create a more comfortable work environment for employees. “Most employees, though, haven’t experienced discomfort

ASTM International creates group for gym equipment standards

August 29, 2019

ASTM International’s committee on sports equipment, playing surfaces, and facilities (F08) has launched a new subcommittee focused on creating standards that support commercially installed sports-specific equipment used in gyms and

STMA 2-minute Tip to Success on work/life balance

August 27, 2019

STMA members’ working hours aren’t normally the traditional 9-5. Read here to on how to still maintain a successful work-life balance.

Turf war: a story being played out around the country

August 27, 2019

Scott Stafford, writing for The Berkshire Eagle, reports on the battle of a synthetic surface in Williamstown, MA: The two teams squared off on either side of an artificial turf field. But this turf

New sports, more players and limited space are a challenge to NYC Parks

August 27, 2019

According to an article by Marc Bussanich for citylimits.org: Swing by Randall’s Island on a given night, and just a little of New York City’s sports diversity will be on display. Rugby on

Senators call on MLB for more transparency on foul ball injuries

August 27, 2019

Senators Richard Durbin and Tammy Duckworth wrote a letter to Commissioner Rob Manfred urging him to release data on which seats at ballparks are most vulnerable to dangerous line drives, according to

Sports event industry has room to improve

August 20, 2019

According to an interview by Katie McIntyre of Sports Venue Business with Andy Rice, COO at Major Events International, which helps federations and sports event organizers find the right partners

STMA offering another free webinar next week

August 20, 2019

STMA is offering free access to the 2019 STMA Conference presentation of “Understanding Soil Fertility and Soil Testing Results” presented by Bill Kreuser, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Webinar: Dr. Kreuser