Industry News

STMA Founder Dick Ericson passes

June 1, 2020

Dick Ericson, one of STMA’s founders, passed away on Sun., May 17 in Minneapolis. Ericson was one of the four founders of STMA, and STMA’s first president from 1981-1982. He

STMA Parks and Rec and K-12 Town Hall meeting (video)

June 1, 2020

STMA has been hosting interactive Town Hall meetings via Zoom to share how sports field managers are setting their fields up for success in the future. These sessions offer brief presentations

2020 Irrigation Show announcement

June 1, 2020

The Irrigation Association (IA) issued a statement June 1 regarding the status of the 2020 Irrigation Show.  It is with both regret and optimism that we write today to announce the

A message from STMA President Jimmy Simpson, CSFM

June 1, 2020

STMA President Jimmy Simpson, CSFM, shared the following message with STMA members on May 29: It is hard to believe that it has been two weeks since the last message to

AGC Georgia awards Sports Turf Company with top honor

May 28, 2020

Sports Turf Company, a specialty sports construction and surfacing company, earned a first-place honor for its Metter High School (MHS) artificial turf field construction by the 2020 AGC Build Georgia

UNLV artificial turf installation begins at Allegiant Stadium

May 28, 2020

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal Two weeks after the Raiders’ natural grass turf was laid out, it’s UNLV football’s turn to get in on the action at Allegiant Stadium. Crews on

Protective Life Stadium will have turf with option for sod over artificial surface

May 28, 2020

By Howard Koplowitz, Birmingham Real-Time News  The future home of the UAB Blazers will be outfitted with artificial turf that can have sod laid over it after the BJCC board of

Route to Recovery interview with John Watt, CSFM (video)

May 27, 2020

John Watt, CSFM, director of fields and grounds for North Kansas City School District in Kansas City, Mo., recently joined John Kmitta, associate publisher/editorial brand director of SportsField Management,to discuss fields

STMA student members seeking internships

May 27, 2020

STMA’s student members are seeking internships. Many have been cancelled due to university policies, facilities closing and the inability to travel. As your sports facilities reopen and you are allowed

Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic as a sports field manager

May 27, 2020

The latest DuraEdge Blog shares insight and advice for navigating the COVID-19 pandemic as a sports field manager. The coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented in our country and industry.  Around the country there