March 21st has officially been proclaimed: AstroTurf Day.
March 21, 2021 has been officially named AstroTurf Day in Dalton, Georgia, home to AstroTurf’s manufacturing facility since 1968. The Mayor of Dalton, David Pennington, made the proclamation to mark the 55th anniversary of the first major league game ever played on synthetic turf: the match-up between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 21, 1966 at the Houston Astrodome.
AstroTurf® is the original inventor of synthetic turf, and the company has been at the leading edge of athletic surface innovation for over half a century. AstroTurf® products have set the stage for some of the most iconic moments in sports history. They have served as the playing surface for 12 World Series, 11 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, 8 Major League All-Star Games, and 32 NFL Pro Bowls. AstroTurf® is also the preferred turf for college athletic programs, high schools, and sports complexes across the United States.
Please join us in congratulating a truly great partner of FootballScoop and of 1,000s of schools and teams worldwide. Keep innovating guys!
We aren't fortunate enough to have our own turf field just yet; but we are blessed to have many a very good friend who works within the AstroTurf company. Great people over there. We're proud to work with them.
Cheers to many more great years guys!