FROM THE BLEACHERS Posted in: Columns There is an escalating need for durable athletic fields to accommodate multiple sports teams and activities. The high cost of maintaining a grass sports field, and need to conserve water, have prompted a rising number of schools and park and recreational programs to install synthetic turf to meet program needs. Research ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!