AstroTurf Day: Celebrating a Legacy of Innovation and Excellence in Sports Technology

As one of the most recognizable brands in the sports world, AstroTurf stands as a beacon of quality, innovation, and durability. For over 50 years, AstroTurf has redefined the landscape of sports fields worldwide, boasting millions of square feet of synthetic turf that embody the pinnacle of technological advancements in the field.

March 21st marks a special occasion for AstroTurf, the original inventor of synthetic turf, as we celebrate AstroTurf Day in Dalton, Georgia, the heartland of our manufacturing operations since 1968. This day commemorates the 58th anniversary of a groundbreaking moment in sports history—the first major league game ever played on synthetic turf, between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers, on March 21, 1966, at the Houston Astrodome.

AstroTurf products are not just surfaces on which athletes perform; they are arenas where technology and tradition meet to create a superior athletic experience. As we celebrate AstroTurf Day, let’s embark on a journey through the brand’s storied history, its commitment to innovation, and its vision for the future of sports.

The Mission: Excellence in Every Inch

AstroTurf’s mission transcends the manufacturing of synthetic turf; it is about transforming sports and recreation landscapes into sustainable, eco-friendly, and high-performing environments. The brand’s dedication to inspiring active lifestyles and enhancing community spaces is evident in every product that bears the AstroTurf name. Through continuous research and technological advancements, AstroTurf ensures that its products exceed expectations in performance, durability, and aesthetics, adhering to the highest standards of quality and safety.

Unparalleled Safety and Performance

Safety and performance form the core of AstroTurf’s philosophy. The brand’s rigorous testing and vetting process for each athletic turf system exemplify its commitment to athlete protection and optimal performance. AstroTurf’s innovative “More Fiber, Less Fill” approach and differentiated system designs are testaments to its dedication to creating surfaces that offer the best sport-specific playability and long-term durability.

A Tradition of Quality and Sustainability

AstroTurf’s manufacturing expertise, honed over decades, ensures that every square foot of turf meets the brand’s stringent quality controls. The brand’s environmental stewardship is reflected in its products’ ability to conserve millions of gallons of water, reduce the need for harmful pesticides, and repurpose materials at the end of their lifecycle. AstroTurf not only pioneers advancements in turf technology but also leads the way in sustainable practices within the industry.

A History Rooted in Innovation

The AstroTurf brand owes its inception to the space race era’s optimism and the architectural marvel that was the Houston Astrodome. Initially known as “ChemGrass,” AstroTurf was born out of a necessity to overcome the natural grass’s limitations within the domed stadium. The transition from ChemGrass to AstroTurf marked a significant milestone in sports technology, setting the stage for a revolution that would forever change the way athletic fields were conceived.

From its early days in the Houston Astrodome to the cutting-edge installations seen today, AstroTurf has continuously evolved, embodying the spirit of innovation that characterized its inception. With advancements that closely mimic the feel and performance of natural grass, AstroTurf’s commitment to research and development has kept it at the forefront of the industry, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in synthetic turf technology.

Celebrating AstroTurf Day: Looking to the Future

As we celebrate AstroTurf Day, we recognize not just the brand’s historic contributions to sports technology but also its ongoing quest for innovation. AstroTurf’s legacy is built on a foundation of quality, innovation, and a forward-thinking approach to challenges. The brand’s focus on research and development ensures that AstroTurf will continue to lead the way in synthetic turf technology, pushing the limits of performance, safety, and durability.

About AstroTurf 

For athletes and sports enthusiasts, AstroTurf has revolutionized the game. The brand offers advanced, multi-sport, and specialized synthetic turf systems equipped with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams, and municipalities are choosing AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. For more information, visit