Artificial Turf or Natural Grass: Which Costs Less for Baseball?

As artificial turf for baseball is quickly increasing in popularity, many communities and facility owners are starting to weigh the cost of installing a synthetic surface instead of natural grass.A recent report prepared by Atlanta-based planning, engineering and landscape architecture firm Eberly & Associates for Woodward Academy in East Point, GA, sheds significant light on the topic.The firm combined initial installation and annual maintenance costs for a new baseball field at a college-preparatory school with an estimated annual hours of usage to perform a 10-year lifecycle and hourly cost analysis of both artificial turf and natural grass.  

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