Last year it was reported that there had been a boom in Hollywood, where stars where opting for synthetic turf over natural turf. The reasons for this are because the synthetic turf is much more durable. So should English Football Clubs start using synthetic turf too?
Kari Whitman, who is part of a celebrity landscape management team, explained, "I chose synthetic grass for Jessica Alba's backyard doggie oasis and use it at clients' homes as often as possible. The eco-friendly synthetic turf looks so realistic and stands up to pet messes, wear and tear.”
He added, "I also love that it eliminates the need for pesticides and fertilizers, making your yard healthier for you and your pets. Plus it saves water and some cities will even give you a rebate on your utility bill. It's a win-win."
So with these clear and obvious positives for the use of synthetic turf for people’s homes, is it not about time that the English Premier League and the Football League in general started using synthetic turf? It would certainly help in those winter months and the re-laying of turf would not be needed anywhere near as often.
Do you think football grounds should start using synthetic turf?