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Maryland SoccerPlex Brings State-of-the Art Technology to Synthetic Turf Fields

Published on January 9th, 2018 | by Josh Palubicki

The Maryland Soccer Foundation is almost finished replacing its three existing turf fields with AstroTurf and Brock USA. The fields feature Zeofill, an organic infill that will help keep the surface cooler than a traditional sand and rubber infill.

Organic infill is not effective at absorbing impacts, and must be paired with a shock pad to keep GMax within an acceptable range. The Brock shock pad under the turf will ensure GMax levels stay below 120. This is much lower than the NFL requirement of 165 or less.

“In researching potential replacement fields safety was always our first area of concern.The Brock PowerBase shock pad AstroTurf uses was also a priority because it will help reduce injuries, particularly concussions.”

– Tish Heffelfinger, Maryland SoccerPlex Executive Director

The Maryland SoccerPlex is home to the Washington Spirit, and hosts youth leagues, adult leagues, NCAA division 1 college matches, and professional women’s matches. The new fields are scheduled to be completed January 13th, 2017.

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About the Author

Josh Palubicki

Serving as Chief Media Officer means Josh is responsible for how Brock gets all its industry knowledge out to the world. He and the marketing team at Brock produce the product and customer videos, write many of the blogs and articles, create the Website content, generate social media activity, and all the other fun stuff that encompass the Brock brand. Josh graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Public Relations and also received a Master’s of Science degree in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University. Josh lives in Colorado with his wife Katie and their menagerie of animals that includes 2 dogs, a three-legged cat, a fish, and ducks. They spend their weekends hiking the Rocky Mountains, kayaking, participating in triathlons, catching a movie or two, and traveling.

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