October 15, 2018
InBounds Athletic Performance is excited and honored to announce the completed installation of Pure Play Non-Infill Sports Turf System at the iconic Metropolitan Oval in Queens, New York.
How fitting - Metropolitan Oval, one of the oldest (Est. 1925) existing soccer facilities in the United States, now becomes the first U.S. Soccer Development Academy to install a full-size outdoor field utilizing synthetic sports turf that provides the highest levels of performance, safety & durability without the use of ANY INFILL additives.
Metropolitan Oval’s new state of the art turf field at its Youth Center of Excellence will be a busy facility for both youth soccer training and competitions.
Turf resurfacing at the prestigious Met Oval has been highly anticipated before the project even began:
However, even with high expectations, the newly installed turf still manages to bring accolades, if not very pleasant surprises, to athletes and coaches. “It plays like real grass” is a common observation. The turf accommodates soccer moves exceptionally well. Goalies truly enjoy the non-abrasive surface on their dives (all polyethylene yarn and no abrasive nylon), and they no longer need to occasionally clean out crumb rubber particles that get into their eyes. In hot summer days, the turf surface will be much cooler than common infill turf, as it has no heat-trapping / emitting crumb rubber layer in its construct.
This turf has already found fans among players, coaches, and caring parents. It will continue to serve as a top notch facility fitting for the prestigious Met Oval.
A New York State of Mind - Nestled in the heart of the Maspeth neighborhood of Queens with the inspiring skyline of Manhattan as a backdrop, Met Oval has provided the perfect atmosphere for its Youth Center of Excellence. With the help of its dedicated leadership, coaches, parents, and talented ballers, Met Oval is poised to build on its tradition of excellence in youth development and the highest levels of soccer competition for many years to come.