Costs for Synthetic Turf include:

  • Installation
  • Ongoing maintenance
  • Replacing lost infill
  • New equipment
  • Worker-training
  • Labor
  • Repairs
  • Removal, hauling, landfill surcharges
  • Resurfacing
  • & Field replacement

PHYSICAL EQUIPMENT COSTS:

 

Equipment Cost Estimate example ($8,250-$82,000)


MAINTENANCE costs:

 

EXAMPLE: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY - $22,760/yr


INFILL COSTS:


REPLACEMENT & REMOVAL COSTS:

SYNTHETIC TURF FIELDS HAVE TO BE REPLACED EVERY 8-10 YEARS

Synthetic turf fields are extremely expensive to install, cost more than advertised to maintain, and typically last 7-10 years. At the end-of-life of a synturf field, there is costly and dangerous work to be done to remove of and properly dispose of the carpets. 

"Because these materials tend to wear out over time, they must be replaced every 8-10 years for a cost of around $500,000"

Brian Wolfson, Duke University Soccer Politics Blog, 2015

The Sports Turf Managers Association suggests including the cost of replacement in your budget. "Plan on an approximate range of $6.50 to $7.80 per sq. ft. for the disposal and resurfacing of a synthetic field." This makes the cost or replacement for one football field (57,600 sq. ft) at least $374,400 - $449.280.

 Source: A Guide to Synthetic and Natural Turfgrass for Sports Fields  (Sports Turf Managers Association) (prepared in 2008 and updated in 2014)

 

COSTS FOR SYNTHETIC TURF DISPOSAL ALONE CAN RANGE FROM $45,000-$191,000 OR MORE


DEFECTIVE/FAILING ARTIFICIAL TURF: LAWSUITS