The Invention of Synthetic Stadium Turf, AstroTurf

Today, AstroTurf looks and feels like real grass. But how did the inventor, innovator, and imitated get started? The story begins in 1965- and the home run for the product came in 1969 in Houston, Texas.

The inventor of synthetic turf, AstroTurf is one of the most iconic brands in American sports — as legendary as the athletes who’ve battled on it. Learn more about our mission to help you at