Winter sports like football benefit from artificial turf rather than natural grass. A heavy downpour or consistent rain can result in flooding on natural grass if the ground has poor drainage. Patches of the ground can become long-term muddy puddles where the ball can’t bounce.
Just a few games into the winter season, natural grass can show signs of wear in high traffic areas of the ground. Studded shoes and contests in front of goals can take its toll on natural grass but a synthetic turf copes far better, season after season.
Artificial turf has better drainage capabilities so the ground remains even all over with no puddles, dirt and mud. Both juniors and seniors appreciate the cleaner, even surface, in the wettest of conditions.