Not sure I understand the need for artificial turf, but if the powers-that-be insist on it, they should, at the very least, maintain it! Players should have a reasonable expectation of not getting hurt on the sidelines.
I actually played on an Astroturf field in college; in short, they were AWFUL. It was more or less a thin carpet on a cement pad. You fell or slide on that and it was unforgiving. I’m sure that it also led to some of the knee problems I have now. The newer turf fields are actually a huge improvement from those. Do they cause more injuries than grass? That, I don’t know.
July 06, 2017