Adding to our company’s extensive list of prominent commercial installations, including projects for Disneyland, Disneyworld, Legoland, and the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, FieldTurf Commercial has recently completed an 8,700-square-foot turf replacement project for the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista, California.

With drought conditions in California becoming a growing concern, the City of Vista decided to use FieldTurf Commercial’s services to replace the amphitheatre’s aging grass as part of ongoing water conservation efforts. The new artificial turf will eliminate the need for continual irrigation, and even for labor needed to mow, fertilize, and aerate traditional turf.

Given a tight timeline, FieldTurf Commercial was able in only eight days to remove the amphitheatre’s preexisting turf, prepare the space for installation, and put in place new, beautiful artificial turf. The improved amphitheatre was then unveiled on opening night of the theater company’s next production. “The synthetic turf not only reduces water use at our outdoor theatre,” says Daniel Kays, managing director of the Moonlight Amphitheatre, “it has also uplifted the appearance of the venue and given the audience area a uniform, natural, green look.”

For the City of Vista, the installation of artificial turf simply made sense. Such a large area of natural grass is difficult to maintain year-round not only because of California’s weather conditions, but also due to wear and tear resulting from heavy foot traffic. FieldTurf Commercial’s artificial turf is renowned for its durability and, of course, its ability to dramatically increase water savings. This is especially true for households, whose largest use of water is irrigation. Vista’s Public Works Department has estimated that the newly installed artificial grass in California will reduce water usage by an astounding 196,000 gallons a year!

Amphitheatre attendees are enthusiastic about the newly installed turf, pointing out the artificial grass’s before and after benefits of water savings, enhanced appearance, and the comfortable seating it now provides. FieldTurf’s synthetic turf has once again been able to combine functionality with aesthetics and comfort.