Sports Turf Company was selected in 2021 to renovate Thompson Stadium in Macon, GA. The full scope of the project included the renovation of the stadium’s existing natural grass field to artificial turf prior to the football season in 2021. The stadium’s field was the third athletic facility project completed by Sports Turf Company for the Bibb County School District.
Sports Turf renovated Thompson Stadium in East Macon to a system that features AstroTurf’s RootZone 3D3 Blend turf system, Brock Powerbase YSR shock pad, and BrockFILL. AstroTurf’s RootZone 3D3 Blend is a performance artificial turf system that combines slit film and monofilament fibers for optimum durability. The revolutionary Brock Powerbase YSR shock pad technology features large drainage channels, shock-absorbing structures and 25mm thickness to improve player safety and provide more effective drainage. BrockFILL is the latest in alternative infills and is sustainably grown and harvested here in Georgia. The unique properties of the wood infill, BrockFILL, decreases field temperatures and gives the feel of a more natural surface with increased traction and footing for athletes. This is the same system that was installed on the stadium field at Ed Defore Sports Complex in 2018 and won the Sports Turf Managers (STMA) Innovative award in 2021.