AirDrain Agronomic Drainage Natural Grass Installations

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The list of natural grass sports facilities utilizing AirDrain Drainage continues to grow, on the ground and on rooftops internationally.

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Arizona Cardinals Stadium 94,000 SF Natural Grass, Glendale, AZ NFL Game Field
In an NFL Players Association poll, the field at University of Phoenix Stadium was voted as the league’s top playing surface since
In 2008 it was also selected as the league’s best playing surface in a Sports Illustrated poll among NFL players
Super Bowl XLII
Home of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Baltimore Ravens 75,000 SF Natural Grass, Owings Mills, MD Practice Field 2006


Kyle Field Texas A&M 75,000 SF Natural Grass Football Stadium installed 2015
Aggie Stadium 101,000 SF Natural Grass, Varsity Soccer Complex 2002
The stadium hosted the 2005 NCAA Women’s College Cup and the 2007 NCAA Women’s College The site was also selected to host the 2009 NCAA Women’s College Cup.
Olsen Field 120,000 SF Natural Grass, Texas A&M University Baseball Game Field 2004
Texas A&M University 54,000 SF Natural Grass, Varsity Softball Complex Softball Game Field 2004
Texas A&M University 54,000 SF Natural Grass, Varsity Softball Stadium Remodel 2017
Washington State University 97,000 SF Natural Grass Soccer Field installed 2014
University of Maryland 125,000 SF Natural Grass, Varsity Soccer Complex Stadium Game Field

Since its opening in 1995, state-of-the-art Ludwig Field has been the home of the Terrapin men’s and women’s soccer teams as well as playing host to eight NCAA Tournament games, including Maryland’s 1-0 win over American University last season, as well as numerous other local soccer events.
In addition to the collegiate games played at Ludwig Field, the complex has played host to numerous professional soccer matches, as well. Among the teams who have used Ludwig Field as their home-away-from-home are the 2000 U.S. Women’s National Team and the WUSA’s own Washington Freedom.
Highers Simpson Field 130,000 SF Natural Grass, Baylor University Practice Field 2007

Natural Grass Sports Fields

Virginia Sports Complex, 23,000 SF with 2 Natural Grass Baseball Infields
Derby Field in Berkeley California, 31,000 SF Natural Grass Baseball Infield installed 2012
New Haven Park in Aurora Illinois, 30,000 SF Natural Grass Softball Infield installed 2010
Waubonsie Creek Park in Aurora Illinois, 35,000 SF Natural Grass Softball Infield installed 2011

Estadio Metropolitano de Barquisimeto Stadium, 72,000 SF Natural Grass Soccer Field installed 2006, Caracas Venezuela World Cup Soccer Field
Caracas Venezuela Soccer Complex 72,000 SF Natural Grass Practice Field installed 2006

Natural Grass Green Roof Installations

Chesapeake Energy Roof Top Sports Field, 74,000 SF Natural Grass installed in 2011 on top of a 3 story parking
Chesapeake Energy Building #14 Roof Top, 10,000 SF Wild Grass Green Roof installed in 2012 is a green roof with wild flowers and grasses indicative of the Oklahoma

  Research project conducted over 5 yrs. at Texas A&M, with the USGA showed, you can significantly reduce your irrigation needs using the AirDrain system.

The five year research project was jointly funded by the United States Golf Association and AirField Systems and was a collaborative effort between Texas A&M, AirField Systems, and the United States Golf Association.

   The research data showed that AirField’s AirDrain Agronomic Natural Grass Drainage System profile provided up to 3 more days of plant-available water than a USGA recommended gravel and sand profile.

   The AirDrain Sports Field Drainage System has a unique ability no other system has: it can flush the profile quickly and efficiently anytime it’s needed.  A common practice for salt-laden irrigation water along the East Coast, Gulf Coast, California coast, and Desert Southwest. The AirDrain system needs no special watering techniques.

Click here to see an article from the USGA on the benefits of flushing the profile.