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Turf Wars Real Grass vs. Artificial Turf. EGR 403H – Winter 2010 Team 7 Phillip Allen, Juan Castillo, Geoffrey Cheung. Overview. School Sports Field Main use: Football Other uses: Soccer, Band, PE, etc. Size of field: Football regulation size 75,000 square feet

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Turf wars real grass vs artificial turf

Turf WarsReal Grass vs. Artificial Turf

EGR 403H – Winter 2010

Team 7

Phillip Allen, Juan Castillo, Geoffrey Cheung


Overview

Overview

  • School Sports Field

    • Main use: Football

    • Other uses: Soccer, Band, PE, etc.

  • Size of field: Football regulation size

    • 75,000 square feet

  • Two types of “grass” to choose:

    • Real

    • Artificial

  • Fixed Output Situation


Considerations

Considerations

Real Grass

  • Less Expensive to Install

  • Softer/Cooler

  • Frequent Watering

  • Less Durable

  • More Variables to Consider

Artificial Turf

  • Higher Installation Cost

  • Less Regular Maintenance

  • Infrequent Watering

  • Always Green

  • Stronger than Regular Grass


Cash flow real grass

Cash Flow – Real Grass

  • Initial Cost: $525,000

  • Maintenance: $18,238

  • Repair: $20,570

  • Renovation (every 10 years): $93,750

  • Field Usage Sold: $56,250


Cash flow artificial turf

Cash Flow – Artificial Turf

  • Initial Cost: $750,000

  • Maintenance: $7,500

  • Repair: $10,000

  • Renovation (every 10 years): $450,000

  • Field Usage Sold: $210,000


Cash flow comparison

Cash Flow Comparison

-Notice Spikes In Artificial Turf

-Real Grass Has a Higher Maintenance Cost

-Fixed Output

-Which Will Have A Lower EUAC???


What we found

What We Found


Sensitivity analysis cost of water

Sensitivity Analysis – Cost of Water

-Lines Intersect at $.005

-Water Price Likely to Increase


Sensitivity analysis maintenance

Sensitivity Analysis - Maintenance

-Artificial Turf Has A Set Maintenance Cost

-Intersect At $45000

-Reasonable Scenario


Sensitivity analysis income

Sensitivity Analysis - Income

-Real Grass Capped Around 50K

-Likely Scenario

-Intersect At: Income - $85000

EUAC $90646

-District Regulations Vary


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • Artificial Turf Has An Advantage IF:

    • Field time can be sold

    • Field is heavily used

    • Price of water increases

  • Real Grass Is Still a Viable Option

  • Based upon our Equivalent Uniform Annual Cost Analysis, Artificial Turf has an Economic Advantage over Real Grass in Given Conditions.


Sources

Sources

  • General Information/Viewpoints: http://www.wickedlocal.com (and others)

  • Real Grass and Turf General Information: http://turf.uark.edu/http://www.artificialgrasssc.com

  • Field Maintenance/Painting:http://www.athleticfieldmarker.com/

  • Artificial Turf Supplier and General Information: http://www.astroturf.com/

  • Sports Turf Manager Association: http://www.stma.org/

  • Cost of Water and General Water Information: http://www.calwaterassn.com


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