The roar of the crowd. The crack of the bat. The blood, sweat, and tears shed. The countless hours of practice. The thousands of tackles, ground balls, passes, and patterns run that enable the win. AstroTurf labors to make all of these experiences a reality. Our focus on player safety, product durability, and game day performance has gotten us this far. But we never rest.
AstroTurf was invented in 1964 and is now part of the SportGroup, arguably the largest sports surfacing company in the world. Profitable and well-funded, German-based SportGroup is the global leader in artificial turf systems and running tracks, with more than 1,000 employees. Founded 40 years ago, SportGroup now owns manufacturing facilities across the globe and operates in 70 countries. It has supplied more than 8,000 artificial turf surfaces and around 17,000 athletics tracks globally. This includes fields for major sporting events like the Olympic Games in Beijing, London, Rio, and Tokyo.
SportGroup companies and brands include Polytan, APT, Melos, Polytex, LigaTurf, Rekortan, Team Sports, SYNLawn, and Poligras.