"The greatest plus of artificial turf is that you don't have to let it rest, and you get optimal play out of it," said Genii.
Other benefits, described by Chamberlain, included longer playing abilities, "renting" the turf out for concerts and playoff games, and the environmental benefits of not having to use chemicals, such as pesticides.
"You have to look at the cost per use comparison and see that yes, initially, you will be spending more, but in the long run, it is cost-effective. We only use vendors that include maintenance and eight-year warranties so even when the job is done, they are still working for you," said Chamberlain.
Board President Margaret Smith said that while the board is reviewing the information they have received on turf, they plan to research their options.
"We want to have all our facts and figures and are committed to doing what we feel the community is comfortable in supporting," said Smith.""