21 Nov Fields of Dreams… and Latitude 36™ Sod
The Ideal Bermudagrass No Longer Just A Dream Beyond the South
When Sports Turf Insider featured two articles on the same day last month about a pair of stadiums that recently made the smart choice of installing Latitude 36 sod as their playing surface, it served as a high profile reminder about what makes this natural turf so special. The new soccer-specific Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles joined newly remodeled, 90-year-old Kenan Memorial Stadium, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as two more venues that recognize and appreciate the Latitude 36 difference.
A pro soccer venue and a college football venue both exhibiting the same needs and expectations? Yes! But the appeal of Latitude 36 is very understandable and very prevalent. It is the perfect choice for athletic competition in the transition zone. A Bermudagrass that flourishes outside southern climates, Latitude 36 offers fine texture and exceptional visual appeal. Better still, it welcomes heavy traffic from athletes, stays green longer, and is resistant to spring dead spot.
The secret is obviously already out. All kinds of athletic venues have zoned in on Latitude 36. From Florida’s Palm City Polo to the practice field of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, from ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando to Scott Stadium at the University of Virginia…you get the idea, those in the know, know what to grow. Lat36 sod…the natural turf to play on, practice on…and live on. That’s also why cities, from places like California and Virginia, are even installing Lat36 throughout their parks and public spaces.
So who else loves Latitude 36? Flying Squirrels in Richmond. Drillers in Tulsa. Titans in Nashville. Hoyas from Washington, DC. Hokies from Blacksburg. Even Smokies from Tennessee and Shorebirds from Maryland; Hillcats from Lynchburg and Yankees from Pulaski. The list keeps going. And growing!
Because of Latitude 36, dreams became reality and natural Bermudagrass became the surface of choice…in places that formerly assumed their best option would have been that fake green turf. That’d be a nightmare for all those athletes lacing ‘em up!
Learn more about Latitude 36 here.