Forbes, October 22, 2014
"Says Michael Tarantino, director of maintenance and operations for Poway Unified School District, and an at-large director for the Sports Turf Managers Association, 'I think you are seeing buyers remorse of artificial turf fields because communities quickly lose sight of the replacement costs associated with artificial turf. You wouldn't use artificial turn from an ROI (return on investment) point of view.' "
"One result has been fighting among field turf installers and their suppliers. For example, as reported in Ripoff Report, three years ago FieldTurf (the leader in artificial turf) filed a major lawsuit against its largest supplier - Royal TenCate based in Holland. By their own admission, at least 167 Fieldturf fields have failed because the synthetic grass fiber has degraded prematurely. "