High surface temperatures
"Our study indicates that none of the fiber-infill combinations tested measured substantially lower in surface temperate than the standard green fibers and black crumb rubber infill systems” Is there any way to cool synthetic turf?"
"Eco-fill field had surface temperatures of 158 degrees when air temp was 78 degrees."
Synthetic Turf Heat Evaluation – Progress Report, Penn State's Center for Sports Surface Research (2012)
"Professor says “the fibers in a synthetic field control the heat. . . . Much like vinyl in cars, the fibers capture and hold heat”.
Artificial Turf Turns Up the Heat on Faurot Field, Missourian, September 5, 2013
“It’s been really tough especially on the turf. I know guys pray for the days we get the grass,” Travis Nolan, a BHS varsity player told WCAX.
Scorching Heat Puts Strain on School Sports, WCAX, Burlington VT
"Artificial Sports Turf: Among the hottest surfaces we encountered.”
New York City Urban Heat Island "Reconnaissance", Center for Climate Systems Research Columbia University