New turf at Taylor Field

New turf at Taylor Field

Post by caw.. » Wed, 26 Jan 2000 04:00:00


The ad hoc "Defend the Turf" committee announced Monday evening that it
had raised $1.7 million for new artificial turf at Regina's ragtag
Taylor Field. Organizers expected to raise $1.5 million; corporate
donations came to $200,000 above that.
Clem Watkins

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New turf at Taylor Field

Post by Steve Marskel » Wed, 26 Jan 2000 04:00:00

But what kind are they buying??
        Push for the new Field Turf!
Quote:

> The ad hoc "Defend the Turf" committee announced Monday evening that it
> had raised $1.7 million for new artificial turf at Regina's ragtag
> Taylor Field. Organizers expected to raise $1.5 million; corporate
> donations came to $200,000 above that.
> Clem Watkins

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Post by Edwards larr » Wed, 26 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Why not be like Edmonton and put in real grass? It would be a lot cheaper
and the players would love it.
Quote:

> The ad hoc "Defend the Turf" committee announced Monday evening that it
> had raised $1.7 million for new artificial turf at Regina's ragtag
> Taylor Field. Organizers expected to raise $1.5 million; corporate
> donations came to $200,000 above that.
> Clem Watkins

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Post by Dennis Prous » Wed, 26 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> Why not be like Edmonton and put in real grass? It would be a lot cheaper
> and the players would love it.

Is it cheaper?  My understanding is that laying down new sod is almost as
expensive.  The maintenance costs are the killer, however -- no one has to
cut, water and maintain a turf field, whereas grass takes up a lot of
maintenance time and money.

The other issue is durability.  Does Taylor Field get a lot of use from other
groups like minor football, soccer, field hockey, etc.?  If so, you can be
certain a grass field would not hold up very well to all that wear and tear.

I know turf sucks, but for a busy field and limited budgets, it is really the
only option...

 
 
 

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Post by Habs Fa » Wed, 26 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> > Why not be like Edmonton and put in real grass? It would be a lot
cheaper
> > and the players would love it.

> Is it cheaper?  My understanding is that laying down new sod is almost as
> expensive.  The maintenance costs are the killer, however -- no one has to
> cut, water and maintain a turf field, whereas grass takes up a lot of
> maintenance time and money.

Plus, this is Regina where we only get about 4 decent months of weather for
growing anything aroung here...j/k but that aside, it is a lot harder to
maintain your lawn here, let alone a playing field. Most of the fields here
are hard, and that is with constant watering.

Quote:
> The other issue is durability.  Does Taylor Field get a lot of use from
other
> groups like minor football, soccer, field hockey, etc.?  If so, you can be
> certain a grass field would not hold up very well to all that wear and

tear.

Besides the Riders, you have the Rams, all high school football games and if
I remember correctly, the minor football associations play the finals there.

Quote:
> I know turf sucks, but for a busy field and limited budgets, it is really
the
> only option...

...Dave
 
 
 

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Post by Marc Ciamp » Wed, 26 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Quote:


> > Why not be like Edmonton and put in real grass? It would be a lot
cheaper
> > and the players would love it.

> Is it cheaper?  My understanding is that laying down new sod is almost as
> expensive.  The maintenance costs are the killer, however -- no one has to
> cut, water and maintain a turf field, whereas grass takes up a lot of
> maintenance time and money.

Think about how much you pay for player injuries due to the turf, though....

Sincerely,

Marc Ciampa
www.theflames.com

 
 
 

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Post by William C. Hal » Wed, 26 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Quote:


> > Is it cheaper?  My understanding is that laying down new sod is almost as
> > expensive.  The maintenance costs are the killer, however -- no one has to
> > cut, water and maintain a turf field, whereas grass takes up a lot of
> > maintenance time and money.

> > The other issue is durability.  Does Taylor Field get a lot of use
from other
> > groups like minor football, soccer, field hockey, etc.?  If so, you can be
> > certain a grass field would not hold up very well to all that wear and tear.

> Well, what did they used to use before astroturf?  Maybe we can ask Lancaster
> what he used to get sacked into....

The last game on grass was a Western Final. The game was basically played
on dirt. There was no grass left on the field by the end of the season -
they may have painted the dirt green for television. I do remember
Lancaster throwing a touchdown pass to big Bob Richardson and he caught it
with one hand. It was his last season as a tight end as the next year he
came back as a offensive lineman.

s'later

Bill

 
 
 

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Post by Cameron R. Burrow » Thu, 27 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> Is it cheaper?  My understanding is that laying down new sod is almost as
> expensive.  The maintenance costs are the killer, however -- no one has to
> cut, water and maintain a turf field, whereas grass takes up a lot of
> maintenance time and money.

> The other issue is durability.  Does Taylor Field get a lot of use from other
> groups like minor football, soccer, field hockey, etc.?  If so, you can be
> certain a grass field would not hold up very well to all that wear and tear.

Well, what did they used to use before astroturf?  Maybe we can ask Lancaster
what he used to get sacked into....
 
 
 

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Post by Jake Trought » Thu, 27 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Get this cheese to sickbay, Lt. Cameron R. Burrows!

Quote:
>Well, what did they used to use before astroturf?  Maybe we can ask Lancaster
>what he used to get sacked into....

I believe that they used mud.

--
Jake Troughton -- YOUR Paragon of Virtue

 
 
 

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Post by K. Warne » Thu, 27 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Quote:




> > > Is it cheaper?  My understanding is that laying down new sod is almost as
> > > expensive.  The maintenance costs are the killer, however -- no one has to
> > > cut, water and maintain a turf field, whereas grass takes up a lot of
> > > maintenance time and money.

> > > The other issue is durability.  Does Taylor Field get a lot of use
> from other
> > > groups like minor football, soccer, field hockey, etc.?  If so, you can be
> > > certain a grass field would not hold up very well to all that wear and tear.

> > Well, what did they used to use before astroturf?  Maybe we can ask Lancaster
> > what he used to get sacked into....

> The last game on grass was a Western Final. The game was basically played
> on dirt. There was no grass left on the field by the end of the season -
> they may have painted the dirt green for television. I do remember
> Lancaster throwing a touchdown pass to big Bob Richardson and he caught it
> with one hand. It was his last season as a tight end as the next year he
> came back as a offensive lineman.

> s'later

> Bill

Even so playing in mud is more entertaining than playing on turf.
Besides haven't they come up with better types of grass by now?

KW

 
 
 

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Post by Steve Marskel » Thu, 27 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> Even so playing in mud is more entertaining than playing on turf.
> Besides haven't they come up with better types of grass by now?

grass no, grass like turf, yes.
 
 
 

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Post by K. Warne » Fri, 28 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Quote:


> > Even so playing in mud is more entertaining than playing on turf.
> > Besides haven't they come up with better types of grass by now?

> grass no, grass like turf, yes.

I'm guessing that there are modern techniques and better ways to grow
grass.

KW

 
 
 

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Post by Steve Marskel » Sat, 29 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> I'm guessing that there are modern techniques and better ways to grow
> grass.

Nah, let the sunshine, water, cut....same old storey ;)

Field Turf is the new stuff.

 
 
 

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Post by K. Warne » Sat, 29 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Quote:


> > I'm guessing that there are modern techniques and better ways to grow
> > grass.

> Nah, let the sunshine, water, cut....same old storey ;)

> Field Turf is the new stuff.

I think they should put in field turf.  I'm thinking, though, that if
grass fields can be playable for soccer in Russia in the winter I bet
they could come up with grass that would be suitable for play in a Sask.
winter.

KW

 
 
 

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Post by jgil.. » Wed, 02 Feb 2000 04:00:00

god knows what the city will choose, but we are trying our best to get
them to open their eyes
http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news?p=artificial+grass&hc=1&hs=9


Quote:



> > > Even so playing in mud is more entertaining than playing on turf.
> > > Besides haven't they come up with better types of grass by now?

> > grass no, grass like turf, yes.

> I'm guessing that there are modern techniques and better ways to grow
> grass.

> KW

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