Richard Montgomery High School “More Than Just A Field” Why we are installing a synthetic turf field All-weather, all season availability for a variety of events Increased playing hours for use by RM students and for the RM community Fewer injuries to all the athletes utilizing the field
“More Than Just A Field”
RM closely represents the county’s demographics in terms of ethnic groups.
SEMA students will become part of one of the following MCPS Career and Technology Education (CTE) Pathways:
(Please refer to the RM web-site for additional program information)
…a variety of sport and entertainment events at
the new RMHS school and stadium facilities.
To date, all of our planned SEMA program events will be centered on our new artificial-surface stadium field and the adjacent building facilities.
Events such as…
…will all be highlighted at our new facilities.
Coppin State University
University of Maryland
Penn State University
Synthetic turf is guaranteed to resist:
Quality synthetic turf fields have up to
of this rubber/sand infill mixture
per square foot of playing surface.
…are dangerously hot in the summer months.”
A synthetic surface (vs. natural grass) will minimallyretain the heat during the hotter hours of the summer days (i.e. 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm), but…
Synthetic surfaces can be watered down to create a cooler playing surface during this time frame.
…retain the MRSA staph virus.”
Studies have shown that synthetic surfaces do not retain staph or other microbial bacteria.
It is proven that other surfaces found in athletic facilities do carry staph and other microbial bacteria (i.e. locker rooms, towels, training rooms, benches, etc.)
Bad hygiene and improper cleaning methods are the prime factors in the transfer of microbial bacteria.
…contain toxic chemicals in the rubber?”
The human body is unable to digest the rubber material contained in the infill. Any ingested rubber will pass right through the human digestive system.
Highway and air transportation, heating, and cooking represent the largest amount of PAHs in the air – not the ground rubber found in synthetic turf infill.
A 5-year study showed that synthetic turf resulted in:
“More Than Just