Alabama HS Adds Sprinturf’s Premium Dual-Fiber System with Greenplay® Organic Infill

 Sprinturf, a national leader in artificial turf systems that improve cooling, performance and safety, installed its Ultrablade™ DFE Extreme premium turf system with Greenplay® RePlay infill system at Cherokee County High School’s Warrior Stadium in Centre, Alabama.

Widely regarded as one of the strongest and most durable turf playing surfaces available today, Ultrablade DFE Extreme dual fiber technology combines monofilament and parallel-fibrillated fibers that interlock to virtually eliminate infill flyout. Sprinturf’s long-slit fiber provides a dense canopy and proven durability, while the proprietary spinneret monofiber enhances performance and provides natural grass aesthetics.

Sprinturf also added the Greenplay RePlay system, using repurposed rubber and sand infill mix but adding a fresh top layer of Greenplay organic infill. The value-engineered design reduces both the cost and carbon footprint of the field installation by eliminating the need for removal and transport of infill from the site to the waste disposal facility.

Greenplay’s organic material is highly absorptive, retaining natural moisture before slowly releasing it back into the atmosphere in an evaporative cycle that cools the artificial turf fibers much like natural grass. Greenplay consistently cools artificial turf playing fields to within 20 degrees of natural grass fields, which in many cases is more than 50 degrees cooler than turf systems with a rubber – sand infill mix.

The natural, plant-based infill typically holds up to 300 percent of its own weight in moisture when fully saturated, thus enabling prolonged cooling during summer months. An infill layer of Greenplay in a typical full-sized field can hold up to 50,000 gallons of water that would otherwise be shed, making it ideal for water management and other environmental benefits.

“We are thrilled to provide Cherokee County High School student-athletes with America’s most durable artificial turf system, especially during these challenging times when many other turf companies are encountering supply chain issues that are delaying many projects. Being the only turf company that manufactures its fibers in the U.S., that is not an issue for us, which is why so many schools, teams and communities trust their playing surface needs to Sprinturf,” said Justin Reddy, President of Sprinturf.

Sprinturf has a rich history of supporting schools and park districts throughout Alabama, including Corley Stadium at Boaz High School and neighboring Albertville High School. Sprinturf has also provided the turf playing systems at the University of North Alabama and Faulkner University as well as the Hoover Metropolitan Complex which, at the time of completion two years ago, was one of the largest artificial turf projects in the U.S. at more than one million square feet.

To learn more about Sprinturf’s premium turf systems or Greeplay organic infill, go to or

About Sprinturf, LLC

Sprinturf is a national turf company headquartered in South Carolina with fiber and turf manufacturing facilities in Alabama and Georgia. Sprinturf has been in business since 1998 with over 3,000 installations throughout North America. Sprinturf is the only artificial turf company that uses 100% American fibers and labor to create fields tailored to each customer. Sprinturf is committed to U.S. investments and jobs with 100 percent of its jobs and investments in the United States.


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University of Alabama Alumni & Author Publishes Important Memoir of Black History

Alabama Crimson Tide: 1967 and the Undercurrents of Integration – The First Five – Before the Season Changed, a new book by Andrew Pernell, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Mr.Pernell was born in the basement of the segregated Bessemer General Hospital in Bessemer, Alabama, on January 19, 1948. Mr. Pernell came of age in the ’60s during the Civil Rights Movement. He attended the segregated Robertstown Negro Elementary School in Bessemer.

After completion of elementary school, Mr. Pernell was bused to the all-black Brighton High School in Brighton, Alabama, to continue his secondary education. While in high school, Mr. Pernell participated in numerous marches and sit-ins in the Birmingham (Alabama) area. Mr. Pernell excelled in both academics and football.

After graduating from Brighton High School in 1966, Mr. Pernell began attending the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) in the fall of 1966. While at Alabama, Mr. Pernell and four other students became the first five black players to walk-on to the historically segregated University of Alabama football team. After graduating from the University of Alabama in 1970, Mr. Pernell worked in several and varied professional fields and is currently owner-along with his wife-of Kingdom Academy Child Care Center in Beachwood, Ohio. Mr. Pernell earned his M.B.A. degree from Western International University in Phoenix, Arizona, where he graduated with the academic distinction of magna cum laude.

Mr. Pernell is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership. Mr. Pernell is married to Chelsea and they have three sons: Brian Andre is a graduate of Columbia Southern University (Alabama) and is married to Brandi; they have two daughters-Braelyn and Gianna; Leland Christopher is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati (Ohio); and Brian Christopher is a student-athlete at Clarion University (Pennsylvania).

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Alabama Crimson Tide: 1967 and the Undercurrents of Integration – The First Five – Before the Season Changed is a 188-page paperback with a retail price of $34.99. The ISBN is 978-1-6495-7270-7. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at