What is AstroTurf?

Answer Artificial turf can provide "grass" in place of natural grass for sporting events or landscaping. The AstroTurf company and products pioneered this technology.DefinitionA synthetic carpeting materi... Read More »

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What year was AstroTurf invented?

James M. Faria and Robert T Wright of Monsanto invented AstroTurf, originally named ChemGrass, in 1965 and received a patent in 1967. The artificial playing surface received its current name when t... Read More »

What year was AstroTurf first used in the NFL?

According to the NFL in its list "Top Ten Things that Changed Football," AstroTurf was first used by the Houston Oilers (then in the AFL, which later merged with the NFL) in 1968 in the Astrodome, ... Read More »

What does AstroTurf cost per square yard?

The qualities vary greatly. A very inexpensive carpet without an action backing (the stuff that makes it kind of stiff) will start around $4 sq yard. For a top of the line turf expect around $13 to... Read More »

In what year was Astroturf first installed in a professional football stadium?

In 1966, AstroTurf was installed at Houston's Astrodome, which became home to the Houston Oilers, then part of the American Football League, in 1968. In 1975, AstroTurf was installed in two NFL ven... Read More »