Metropolitan Oval Installs New State of the Art Field at Youth Center of Excellence

 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.

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.

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:

https://www.athleticbusiness.com/industry-press-room/met-oval-partners-with-inbounds-to-bring-a-revolutionary-field-surface-to-nyc.html

https://www.frontrowsoccer.com/2018/06/30/a-new-surface-at-the-oval-met-oval-to-get-non-infill-field/

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.

 Make It A Metropolitan Night - Manhattan skyline provides the perfect backdrop for MetOval’s Youth Center of Excellence’s new non-infill turf field.

Make It A Metropolitan Night - Manhattan skyline provides the perfect backdrop for MetOval’s Youth Center of Excellence’s new non-infill turf field.

Pure Play Now In Texas!

Sycamore Park, Fort Worth now proud home of a brand new non-infill synthetic turf field for Fort Worth Vaqueros FC.

“Youth players regardless of what neighborhood they live in or their families' socioeconomic status will have a world class field to play on and professional academy to play for.” Tweeted Michael Hitchcock, Owner of Fort Worth Vaqueros.

Mark Snell, Fort Worth Vaqueros FC's Academy Director, takes pride in the project he spearheaded. “We researched every turf on the market and chose Pure Play non infill turf because it looks, feels and plays just like grass. There is no comparison between Pure Play and rubber infill turf when it comes to ball roll.”

Infill is known to trap significant amount of heat, and make the turf and the area above the field much hotter than the surrounding. It is no surprise that our NON-INFILL turf does not have this problem even in the brutal Texas heat. “It has been consistently 104-108 degrees here all week.” said Mr. Snell. “I have had practices every evening 630pm - 8pm. I am amazed how cool the turf is. There is zero temp difference when you are off the field, and then walk onto the field. HUGE difference from rubber infill turf.” 

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Pure Play Brings New Excitement to Established Facilities

Two well-known indoor athletic facilities recently installed our Pure Play non-infill turf. The results are great! Find out why sports industry veterans and their customers love Pure Play non-infill, ALL PE turf (i.e. NO NYLON), and why you too should bring the Pure Play Experience to your facility / community.

  "I've played on  hundreds    of fields, and I can honestly say, the  Pure Play    sports turf is  the best, most natural and balanced field    I've ever experienced.  Our customers love it and have quickly adjusted to the new surface.  The only negative thing I can say is that in my first game on the new pitch, my team didn't win our match.  But, as the owner, seeing my customers enjoying the new field as much as they did, made it tolerable :-)."                                 Tony C. , Owner,  FISC, Frederick, MD

"I've played on hundreds of fields, and I can honestly say, the Pure Play sports turf is the best, most natural and balanced field I've ever experienced.  Our customers love it and have quickly adjusted to the new surface.  The only negative thing I can say is that in my first game on the new pitch, my team didn't win our match.  But, as the owner, seeing my customers enjoying the new field as much as they did, made it tolerable :-)."                            

Tony C. , Owner, FISC, Frederick, MD

  “For more than two decades I've taught soccer fundamentals to the Game's youngest enthusiasts at an indoor facility whose playing surfaces changed with the times. From rolled carpet over concrete, some with such abrasive surfaces that my 3-7 year olds received more than their fair share of skinned knees, to the more modern synthetic turf packed with those tiny recycled rubber granules that degraded over time leaving our preschoolers at the end of class looking more like coal-miners at the end of a shift.     "Then Pure Play's non-infill turf was installed. WHAT A DIFFERENCE.  Far and away the best artificial surface  I've had the pleasure of working or playing on. Even better, not only is the threat of abrasions from inevitable tumbles eliminated but our kids are leaving now looking strikingly similar to those who arrived!"                                                                                Coach Bill Creswick,  Fairfax Sportsplex, Springfield, VA        "The non-infill turf has been a big hit with our customers and our cleaning crew. The customers love taking their shoes off and  not pouring out black infill     or taking a bunch of it home . The cleaning crew has mentioned that they don't have to clean the soccer glass or boards as often. The facility itself is  cleaner    because there is  no dust    from the in-fill. The players really like the way the  ball rolls    on the new turf.”     John Giannelli, Owner,  Fairfax Sportsplex, Springfield, VA

“For more than two decades I've taught soccer fundamentals to the Game's youngest enthusiasts at an indoor facility whose playing surfaces changed with the times. From rolled carpet over concrete, some with such abrasive surfaces that my 3-7 year olds received more than their fair share of skinned knees, to the more modern synthetic turf packed with those tiny recycled rubber granules that degraded over time leaving our preschoolers at the end of class looking more like coal-miners at the end of a shift. 

"Then Pure Play's non-infill turf was installed. WHAT A DIFFERENCE. Far and away the best artificial surface I've had the pleasure of working or playing on. Even better, not only is the threat of abrasions from inevitable tumbles eliminated but our kids are leaving now looking strikingly similar to those who arrived!"                

                                                           Coach Bill Creswick, Fairfax Sportsplex, Springfield, VA

 

"The non-infill turf has been a big hit with our customers and our cleaning crew. The customers love taking their shoes off and not pouring out black infill or taking a bunch of it home. The cleaning crew has mentioned that they don't have to clean the soccer glass or boards as often. The facility itself is cleaner because there is no dust from the in-fill. The players really like the way the ball rolls on the new turf.”

John Giannelli, Owner, Fairfax Sportsplex, Springfield, VA

Pure Play, a Goalie's Best Friend!

Clean and non-abrasive, Pure Play is bound to be any goalie's favorite turf!

Clean - Pure Play is completely WITHOUT INFILL. No crumb rubber, no sand, no coconut husk...

Non-abrasive - Two simple words: NO NYLON. Pure Play's dual-layer yarn system is made entirely of the soft material PE (polyethylene). No nylon in either the top layer or the bottom curly yarn. In contrast, most other turf makers use nylon in their dual-layer turf. Some avoid calling it "nylon" by using the fancy name of "PA polymer" - same old abrasive nylon!

Try our turf, and you'll see how much our Pure Play non-infill turf resembles real grass, and is gentle on your skin!

Contact us about additional performance metrics Pure Play turf has achieved, including bounce, ball roll, shock absorption, rotational resistance...There's a lot that goes into making a turf right to satisfy the demands of a soccer player, whether he's serious or just having fun!

Non-infill Turf for Indoor Football Field

Hot summer in sub-tropical weather? No problem! Check out the first indoor football field in the City of Shenzhen, China! Pure Play non-infill turf installed in June at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center.

Check out these players from Tianxingda Youth Football Academy! Proudly holding the inaugural game at the brand new facility.

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