Rubber in grass surface

A soccer field in Vancouver is said to be made of 22,000 recycled tyresUS company Liberty Tire Recycling is working with the University of Tennessee´s Centre for Athletic Field Safety to test the potential role that crumb rubber could play in maintaining a natural grass athletic surface.

Liberty says crumb rubber could provide benefits like a safer, higher-performing surface and extended play on the surface, particularly in high-traffic areas of the field. Liberty will fund the studies over a two-year period,
with tests including simulated foot traffic to determine the best crumb rubber particle size and depth for better field performance, among others.(PRA)