The Motz Group is a full service athletic field design, consulting and construction company. We specialize in synthetic and natural turf systems for professional, collegiate and high school sports teams in addition to other recreational outlets. Welcome to our blog...we hope you find it interesting and informative!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Baltimore Orioles Unveil New Warning Track at 2013 Home Opener

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles, is opening the 2013 season with a fresh addition. This Friday, April 5th, the Orioles will be taking on the Minnesota Twins with their recently updated warning track, unique from any of its predecessors. Since the ballpark opened in 1992, Oriole Park‘s warning track has been replaced several times but has always been made out of synthetic material, that is…until now.

With goals of achieving optimal playability, improving drainage performance, and perfect aesthetics, the Orioles called upon their trusted partner, The Motz Group (TMG), to handle their warning track conversion. TMG had done a complete field replacement project for them in 2001, retrofitting their old Prescription Athletic Turf (PAT) system with new PAT technology and engineering.

TMG launched the Oriole Park warning track conversion with the removal of the synthetic rubber topcoat and asphalt layer, an 8-inch depth around the entire perimeter of the field. The effort to remove the existing track was successfully completed, while still managing to keep the original stone base.

Once the existing synthetic warning track was removed and the framework was in place, it was time to install its natural crushed brick and limestone replacement. Keeping playability in mind, the replacement material was a much-needed improvement. With the all-natural material, players can count on a reduction in ball bounce that yield ground-rule doubles and a cooler surface for those hot summer days.

Along with the warning track revamp came an improvement in drainage performance. The previous track was impervious in certain locations, causing water to sheet and pond on the field. Now, with the revised structure in place, water is draining vertically through the track and at a rapid pace.

In addition, it was imperative to capture the nostalgia of Oriole Park and match its surroundings accurately to create the perfect finishing touch! The color blend, made up of over 102,000 individual crushed bricks, was chosen based on its coordination with the ballpark’s wall foundation and attached warehouse. Once the selection was made, TMG pressed on installing a 4-inch depth of #8 limestone topped with another 4-inches of crushed brick throughout the entire warning track.

Now, for the 2013 season, Oriole Park has a warning track that plays more similarly to those in other major league ballparks across the United States with improved drainage and a cohesive look, finished look!

Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

For more information on TMG’s natural and synthetic turf solutions, contact us today at 513.533.6452 or at!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Great American Ball Park’s Stabilized Turf Sure to Yield All-Star Performance on Opening Day

Spring 2013 is officially here and so is Opening Day for Great American Ball Park! On Monday, April 1st, Cincinnati Reds fans will pour into the stadium expecting an exciting game against the Los Angeles Angels. But, what spectators might not know, is that this game will be taking place on a TS-II® Synthetically Stabilized Turf System installed by The Motz Group in the Fall of 2012.

The Motz Group’s TS-II system is a patented combination of natural grass growing in a unique stabilizing mat. The combination produces a system that delivers the manageability, playability and flexibility demanded by today’s world-class venues. It is the perfect solution that is sure to score!

With TS-II, athletes will find value in the horizontal stability, increased wear tolerance, and decreased divoting seen on many all-natural grass fields. In addition to exceeding the aesthetic demands of today’s sport field market, it provides a great deal of flexibility for rapid replacement of logos, aiding displacement damage and worn areas with immediate play upon installation or rotation. Equally suited for warm and cool season grass species, its 100% natural grass surface meets all governing body regulations.

Do you want to get a sneak peak before the Cincinnati Reds’ big home opener? CLICK HERE to see The Motz Group take the field and watch the progress as the surface undergoes a complete transformation!

For more information on our TS-II, contact us at 513.533.6452 or today!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

NKU Norse Take on Doubleheader with TMG’S TriplePlay

In the fall of 2012, The Motz Group (TMG) installed a brand-new TriplePlay synthetic turf system for Northern Kentucky University’s Bill Aker Baseball Complex. With this installation came many benefits for the NCAA Division I team, including a reduction in daily upkeep and dependable playability. The NKU Norse team members no longer have to be concerned with wet weather conditions that make for a messy infield, inconsistent playability, and even worse, rainouts! Now, they have the competitive advantage of a pristine field with lasting consistency and reduced maintenance.

This feature benefit was put to the test on Sunday, March 10th, when NKU Norse baseball team played a doubleheader just a few short days after one of Greater Cincinnati’s worst winter storms of 2013. Bringing with it 3-5 inches of snow, typically, this amount of precipitation would have taken this field straight “out of the game”. Luckily, with their recently installed synthetic turf system in place, NKU’s fighting Norse were able to take Marshall University’s Thundering Herd on for two back-to-back games.

Fans were on the edge of their seats awaiting a nail-biting finish in Sunday’s series nightcap. In the end, the Thundering Herd sought victory over the Norse, pulling two consecutive wins at the Bill Aker Baseball Complex to add to their four-game weekend sweep. For more detailed highlights on Sunday’s doubleheader, click here.

“The Motz Group’s TriplePlay synthetic turf system is the most realistic and best performing baseball specific synthetic turf system I’ve been on. Our players and coaches love the ball bounce that comes off the TriplePlay surface,” said Todd Asalon, NKU Head Baseball Coach.

“The entire group at Motz was a pleasure to work with and did a fantastic job completing our project. I would highly recommend Motz to anyone looking at installing a synthetic turf baseball field,” added Coach Asalon.

For more information on synthetic turf for your sporting field, contact us at 513.533.6452 or

About TMG’S TriplePlay™ Synthetic Turf Baseball System
Designed specifically for baseball, TriplePlay’s durable, all-weather surface allows for more games throughout the year, while significantly increasing consistency and reducing maintenance costs. TriplePlay is a value-engineered synthetic turf system and has widespread appeal across all levels of baseball. It’s manufactured using the highest quality, wear resistant pile fiber available, and infilled with crumb rubber and sand. Designed for extended play and minimal maintenance, this system hits a homerun every time! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Motz Group Takes on Bishop Chatard and Cardinal Ritter

The Motz Group was busy in Indianapolis this past summer transforming two local preparatory high school sporting facilities, Bishop Chatard and Cardinal Ritter. Both schools opted to install new synthetic turf fields, and Bishop Chatard took it one step further installing a state-of-the-art synthetic turf baseball field. With this installation, the school made history becoming the first high school in Indiana to install a full synthetic turf baseball field.

Bishop Chatard
These new fields have become home to each school’s football practices, soccer matches, track meets, and various other sports programs. With these new complexes come opportunities that these schools hadn’t been able to pursue in the past. They can easily host tournaments and playoffs, along with community events for local youth leagues and neighborhood associations.

“We were really impressed with the quality, look, and feel of the fields that The Motz Group had done. We did our research, explored all of our options, and in the end they were the obvious choice,” said Bill Sahm, President of Bishop Chatard.

Cardinal Ritter
The Motz Group strives to deliver exceptional quality and consistency in each field that we construct. We have been building fields and building trust for over 35 years, with quality craftsmanship in the forefront of our focus. Our philosophy begins with a solid foundation and is followed by layers of experience, dedication with undisputed character that creates the perfect environment for success.

“The number one reason we selected The Motz Group is their proven commitment to service,” shared Greg Perkins, President of Cardinal Ritter.

Bishop Chatard and Cardinal Ritter both enjoyed impressive first seasons with the help of their new facilities in place with Bishop Chatard claiming another state title and Cardinal Ritter becoming a state finalist. The schools are very pleased with all the benefits their new fields provide and their team members alike are looking forward to a successful 2013!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Motz Group Takes the Field at Great American Ball Park

As the 2013 preseason rapidly approaches, it is imperative that Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds, is ready for action! This past fall, The Motz Group took on the field as it underwent a complete transformation...check out this video for a sneak peak!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year from The Motz Group!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Piqua High School Named 2012 Top Winner in the Athletic Field Category of STC's "Our Field of Dreams" Contest

The Motz Group would like acknowledges one of our valued field owners, Piqua High School, for placing as a Top Winner in Synthetic Turf Council's "Our Field of Dreams" contest.

For details on Piqua's journey to becoming a Top Winner in the 2012 "Our Field of Dreams" contest, please click here. 

About the Synthetic Turf Council
Based in Atlanta, the Synthetic Turf Council was founded in 2003 to promote the industry and to assist buyers and end users with the selection, use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field, golf, municipal parks, airports, landscape and residential applications. The organization is also a resource for current, credible, and independent research on the safety and environmental impact of synthetic turf. Membership includes builders, landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance providers, manufacturers, suppliers, installation contractors, infill material suppliers and other specialty service companies.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Zach Burns, President of The Motz Group, Inducted Into Brown University Athletic Hall of Fame
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - The Motz Group’s very own President, Zach Burns, was inducted into the Brown University Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 3rd, for his exceptional athletic accomplishments.

Burns, who graduated from the university in 1999, has been notably recognized as one of the greatest tight ends in Brown football history. Burns played for Brown all four years of his college career, earning All-Ivy League status two times and was the first Brown football player ever to be named first team Associated Press All-American his senior year.

Joseph Motz I Zach Burns I Mark Heinlein
“This honorable recognition of Zach’s performance is very well deserved. His strong leadership and team-oriented manner has proven to carry throughout both his athletic and professional career,” said Joseph Motz, CEO of The Motz Corporation.

For more details on Burns’ impressive athletic performance while at Brown University, please CLICK HERE.

As an organization that takes great pride in our employees’ personal and professional achievements, The Motz Group would like to congratulate Zach Burns on this incredible accomplishment. We are very proud to have one of the best tight ends in Ivy League history as a valued team member.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Zach Burns From The Motz Group Elected to Synthetic Turf Council Board of Directors

New Board Elected At Recent Annual Membership Meeting 


Zach Burns
Cincinnati, Ohio – Zach Burns, President of The Motz Group, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Synthetic Turf Council (STC) during its Annual Membership Meeting in Dallas, TX. The STC promotes the industry, educates the general public, and assists buyers and end users with the selection, use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field, golf and landscape applications. Burns’ election to the Board recognizes his leadership position within the industry overall.

“Our Board plays an extremely active role in shaping the strategic direction of the Council,” explains Rick Doyle, President of the Synthetic Turf Council. “Zach's contributions to the industry are tremendous, and we are confident the association will continue to grow under his leadership.”

Based in Cincinnati, The Motz Group specializes in design and construction of natural and synthetic turf athletic field systems. The company has provided design, construction, installation, and maintenance for sporting fields for more than 35 years. The Motz Group has been especially committed to advancing STC’s mission of maintaining the highest quality practices and standards throughout the industry.

Demand for synthetic turf has escalated over the past few years, with about 7,000 athletic fields currently in operation across North America. Each year, thousands of residences, businesses, parks, municipal spaces and golf courses turn to synthetic turf for its numerous benefits. Synthetic turf conserves billions of gallons of water each year, and eliminates the need for pesticides and fertilizers.

About the Synthetic Turf Council
Based in Atlanta, the Synthetic Turf Council was founded in 2003 to promote the industry and to assist buyers and end users with the selection, use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field, golf, municipal parks, airports, landscape and residential applications. The organization is also a resource for current, credible, and independent research on the safety and environmental impact of synthetic turf. Membership includes builders, landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance providers, manufacturers, suppliers, installation contractors, infill material suppliers and other specialty service companies. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields

On Friday March 30th, employees from The Motz Group - field and office staff - spent the day installing turf and infilling Envirofill® for the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields.  You might be thinking that we installed the baseball turf, since that's something we do quite often.  Not so this time!  We actually installed two landscape areas in front of what will soon be the concession area. The ball fields of the Miracle League Field will actually be made of rubber.  A durable, spongy, painted rubber surface that will allow wheelchair-bound individuals or individuals with trouble walking to play safely.  

Installed Turf near the soon to be concession area
The Miracle League Fields are making it possible for handicapped children to play baseball.  It's enough to bring a tear to your eye when you see the joy on the children's faces that might not have ever had a chance to play a sport that so many of us take for granted.  

We, at The Motz Group, consider ourselves very lucky to have had a chance to be a small part of this enormous project that will touch the heart and souls of so many children and families!

Special thanks to Kim Nuxhall and Cliff Bown for your hospitality and education regarding this wonderful project.

Click here to see images from our Day 

Click here to learn more about The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields

TMG • Committed to Quality

Another TMG Certified Field Builder.  Just one more way that The Motz Group is showing commitment to and focus on quality.  

Paul Schinner, Vice President of Operations for The Motz Group,  has earned his American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) Certified Field Builder (CFB) certification.   

"We are really proud of this recognition for Paul" says Zach Burns, President of Cincinnati based Motz Group.  "TMG promotes and encourages professional and personal growth throughout its employees.  Paul's hard work and commitment to building top notch athletic fields is apparent.  His recognition is well deserved."

The CFB program was developed by the ASBA to help raise professional standards and improve the practice of field construction.  The CFB designation is awarded to individuals who have passed a comprehensive examination to demonstrate knowledge of all facets of sports field construction.  The ASBA's certification program has become recognized as the standard of achievement for sports facility construction.  CFB implies an overall knowledge of sports field construction and maintenance, for both natural grass and synthetic turf facilities.

Burns continued, "The Motz Group is only one of 24 sports field construction companies that have a Certified Field Builder on staff, and one of only 8 that have two! Paul is the second person on our team to receive such a high honor."

For more information please contact:
Erin Richards, Office Coordinator
The Motz Group

Friday, March 2, 2012

Riverbend Music Center goes Green…

...and will stay green with TMG's RMC® turf system installed this winter.
The Motz Group has just finished installing 120,000 square feet of RMC Amphitheater Turf® at Riverbend Music Center.  The system installed at Riverbend includes a premium monofilament fiber coupled with Envirofill® acrylic coated sand.  This combination provides the look and feel of a perfectly manicured natural lawn. 
For more information contact Zach Burns, President of The Motz Group at 513-533-6452 or

Music in the mud? Not with this grass
Riverbend lawn goes artificial
Article written by Cincinnati Enquirer’s Cliff Radel
link to article can be found HERE.

Riverbend’s lawn just turned green. Thanks goes not to winter’s warm weather, but to the wonders of science.
And the generosity of the late Patricia Corbett.
With Corbett’s funds paying for state-the-art technology, the amphitheater on the Ohio has become the world’s first concert venue of its size to cover its lawn – all 2.75 acres – with artificial grass.
This development marks another milestone at the bend in the river where millions of Greater Cincinnatians have traditionally gone to have fun, reminisce and be a kid again for 126 years.
This piece of sacred ground began its history as a destination for enjoyment when the Coney Island amusement park opened on June 21, 1886.
That tradition expanded in 1984, with Riverbend opening as the summer home of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops orchestras, as well as the place to see top internationally known touring acts.
Riverbend’s ticket sales annually place the venue among the world’s top 10 amphitheaters
The facility’s elaborate $750,000 system of turf, rock and drains has been in the planning stages for five years.
Installed over the last 10 weeks, the lawn is ready for the 2012 season-opener: Brad Paisley with The Band Perry & Scotty McCreery, on May 20.
At that show, concertgoers will encounter a lawn consisting of five layers: 120,000 square feet of non-flammable plastic turf; 660,000 pounds of non-toxic, acrylic-coated, round-grained, bacteria-resistant sand; two layers of crushed limestone; and 1.04 miles of drainage pipe.
The reasons behind this groundbreaking move:
Reduce Riverbend’s carbon footprint. It eliminates the need for fertilizers, pesticides, weed-killers and gas-powered lawn mowers.
Save money. The lawn’s grass surface annually consumed 600,000 gallons of water for irrigation and $90,000 for replacement rolls of sod.
Sell more tickets. Projections call for a 10 percent jump in lawn ticket sales.
Extend the amphitheater’s brand. Riverbend plans to market the system to outdoor concert venues around the world.
Ramp up the fun factor for people who sit, stand and dance on the lawn.
“People are finally going to be able to enjoy a sold-out show on the lawn, without worrying about it turning to mud if it rains,” said Mike Smith, Riverbend’s longtime general manager and a vice president with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the amphitheater’s owner.
Zach Burns slid and slipped his way through the slop on the muddy lawn at several rained-soaked Riverbend shows. Since the facility’s 1984 opening, tens of thousands of lawn patrons have watched the space become a mud pit during concerts by Jimmy Buffett and the Dave Matthews Band. Tons of straw were placed over the goop.
“That did not make for a very inviting experience,” Burns said. He remembered one concert “where people were pulling up the sod and throwing it around. That tore me up.”
Burns has strong feelings about sod. He’s president of the Motz Group. The Newtown company installs playing surfaces, sod and synthetic, in stadiums all over the world.
Along with USGreentech, another Newtown firm, the Motz Group laid the carpet and foundation for Riverbend’s new lawn.
State-of-the-art turf will have its own brand name, too
The amphitheater’s synthetic turf will soon have its own brand name, either Riverbend Concert Turf or RMC Amphitheater Turf. (RMC stands for Riverbend Music Center.)
“Since the wear and tear on grass is a concern at all amphitheaters,” Smith said, “we expect to hear from lots of our colleagues in the industry as to how this works.”
The top layer is made up of densely packed, 2-inch-tall blades of non-flammable plastic grass. The blades are shorter than lawn grass blades. They are close to the height of the frog-hair turf surrounding golf putting greens. Sections of the grass carpet are sewn together and held down by spikes.
Round, green, acrylic-coated grains of sand mined in Texas and called Envirofill are placed on the grass, as infill. There are 5.5 pounds of sand per square foot of synthetic turf. The sand’s coating is bacteria-, mildew- and mold-resistant. The grains’ round structure keeps the blades of turf standing at attention.
The roundness also acts as a cushion, preventing the sand from compacting. The base of the turf has millions of holes to let moisture drain, first through a 2-inch-thick layer of finely crushed Georgia limestone, then a 4-inch-thick layer of coarsely crushed limestone leading to a network of 10-inch drainpipes.
Unlike earlier generations of artificial turf, Riverbend’s synthetic grass is completely recyclable. Older turf used pellets, called crumb rubber, made from recycled car tires for its infill.
“Crumb rubber is flammable,” noted Adam Coleman, USGreentech division manager. “That could not be used at Riv-erbend.”
And foot traffic over the pellets creates static electricity, causing them to stick to shoes, pants and people. Riverbend’s sand infill, which USGreentech has installed on playing surfaces in stadiums in Europe and Australia, stays put.
Synthetic grass can get hot under broiling summer sun. Riverbend has installed a misting system to cool the turf.
“We can run the hoses 30 minutes before we open the gates,” Smith said. “That can drop the surface temperature 10 to 25 degrees and it will be dry in 10 minutes.”
Patricia Corbett, the arts angel of Cincinnati, is still at work
Riverbend’s turf could also go by this nickname: Pat’s Greener Grass.
Patricia Corbett’s philanthropic donations built Riverbend. One night, as she walked to her seat in the pavilion, named for her late husband, J. Ralph Corbett, she gazed at the lawn. “It’s so beautiful,” she remarked. “I wish more people would use it.”
Corbett died in 2008. “When she passed away, she left an endowment for Riverbend,” Smith said. “It is only to be used for improving the patrons’ quality of life. This improvement, the new lawn, is the kind of creative, innovative, unique thing that she always supported for the place she liked to call ‘my theater.’ ”
Her wish for more people to use Riv-erbend’s lawn may come true.
“We have conservatively projected a 10-percent increase in ticket sales,” Smith said. “This new lawn takes away the factor of people not going to a concert if it has rained.”
If those projections hold, Riverbend could jump a notch in the annual international ranking of amphitheaters. For 2011, Pollstar, a concert-industry bible, listed Riverbend in fourth place with 329,979 tickets sold. Only first-place DTE Energy Music Theatre, outside Detroit, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo., and Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va., sold more tickets. A 10-percent increase would put Riverbend in third place.
“Some people have said that in this economy this is a risky investment,” Smith said. “But thanks to Mrs. Corbett’s gift, a 10-percent increase in ticket sales on a lawn that has a 10-year lifespan will be an extremely wise business decision.”

Thursday, February 23, 2012

VP of Operations, Paul Schinner


Cincinnati, OH -  (February 23, 2012) - The Motz Group,LLC, (TMG) a leader in design and installation of natural and synthetic turf, announced Paul Schinner’s promotion to Vice President of Operations, effective February 1. 

“For almost two decades at The Motz Group, Paul has demonstrated excellence in integrity, work-ethic, loyalty and customer service.  I’m excited to watch Paul move into this new role and further develop our expanding operations capabilities.”," said Zach Burns, President of TMG.

Schinner, who has been with TMG for over 18 years, studied business management at Ashland University and University of Cincinnati.  He began his turf career as a co-op student from Cincinnati State’s Horticulture and Turf Management Program.  “My first job was maintaining the turf and properties at the College Football Hall of Fame, Spinney Field, the Bengals practice fields, and Midland baseball fields.”  When he joined the TMG team he installed PAT® systems all over the United States, Brazil, Australia, Olympic venues, NFL and MLB fields. 

Schinner’s VP responsibilities include overseeing all production, estimating, bidding, budgets, and synthetic and natural field installations.  “I am very proud and humbled by the opportunities presented to me over the past 18 years at The Motz Group. I enjoy coming to work every day and being surrounded by the best and brightest team in the business and look forward to the challenges that the future holds.”
Paul and his wife Ulrika reside in Milford with their two children.

About TMG:
The Motz Group is an athletic field construction company that designs and installs world- class synthetic and natural turf playing systems all over the globe.  They specialize in professional, collegiate and high school athletics, as well as parks and recreation.  TMG is known locally for its work with the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, many area high schools including Mariemont, Summit Country Day and Moeller and known nationally for work with the LA Dodgers, Miami Dolphins, THE Ohio State University and two Super Bowls.


Friday, February 17, 2012

TMG Names New President

Cincinnati based The Motz Group announces new President

Cincinnati, OH -  (February 16, 2012) - The Motz Group, LLC, (TMG) a leader in design and installation of natural and synthetic turf, announces the selection of Zach Burns, as their new president, effective February 1. 

Joe Motz, CEO of TMG said, “It was extremely important that we find a strong leader who would build on the foundation already in place at TMG. Zach possesses all of the tools needed to be an effective leader and meshes perfectly into the corporate culture we have successfully fostered. It has given me great personal satisfaction to coach and mentor Zach. I know he will lead this company with integrity. His broad product knowledge, relationships with clients and peers and strategic vision make him the ideal person to guide The Motz Group into the future.”

Burns began working with TMG in early 2008 with his focus on sales and marketing.  Working up through the ranks from installing fields to Director, then Vice President and will now serve as President for The Motz Group.

“From project inception through construction and on-going maintenance, Zach and his capable team work hand in hand with field owners to ensure an excellent experience.” Says Darian Daily, Head Grounds Keeper of Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals.

On his promotion to President, Burns said “I’m thrilled and honored with the opportunity to lead TMG into the future.  For over 35 years, TMG has been synonymous with cutting edge innovation, safe and high quality products, and best in class customer service.  Our team is committed to this mission, which allows us to exceed customer expectations.”

Burns is actively involved with the Synthetic Turf Council and Vistage International. Burns earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Behavior and Management at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. As a tight end for the Bears, he earned 1st-Team All American and All-Ivy honors during his football career.  Zach resides in his childhood hometown of Lebanon, Ohio with his wife Jennifer and their three children.

The Motz Group is an athletic field construction company that designs and installs world- class synthetic and natural turf playing systems all over the globe.  They specialize in professional, collegiate and high school athletics, as well as parks and recreation.  Some notable projects include fields for the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Dolphins, The Ohio State University, LA Dodgers and two Super Bowls.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

University of Dayton / Stuart Field

Stuart Field while under construction
How many soccer balls would it take to cover the surface of the brand new Stuart Field?  According to our calculations.. over 323,636!  That's a lot of soccer balls!

Stuart Field, home to the University of Dayton Intramural and Club teams, is complete.  With more than 222,500 square feet of 24/7® turf the UD student athletes will have plenty of space to do what they do ball.  

According to Flyer News, UD's student newspaper, there are over 2,600 students each year that play nearly 1,500 outdoor intramural games.

The logo
The University of Dayton logo, 244' wide x 83' tall,  is the largest that The Motz Group has ever installed.  Aircraft pilots and passengers will have no trouble knowing exactly where The University of Dayton and Stuart Field are!  Located between Kettering Hall and the new RecPlex, the new field has permanent lines for four league size fields, will host lacrosse, rugby, flag football, softball, soccer and many other sports.

Stuart Field's new 24/7 multi-use synthetic sports field turf system is perfect for the all purpose, all weather action it's going to get.  The UD intramural athletes will experience a field that is safe and durable.  Made with the highest quality slit film yarn available, 24/7 delivers a winning combination of affordability and superior wear-ability.  

Emerging Recreation Market
It’s becoming increasingly apparent that recreation facilities are noticing the value of installing synthetic turf.  Blue Ash Recreation Center, Anderson Township Park District’s Riverside Park, Wyoming Recreation Center, Elizabethtown Sports Park are just a few of the many recreation / multi use fields that The Motz Group has recently installed.  “Our new All Weather Field facility at Riverside Park has enabled the ATPD to continue our mission of providing quality fields for our residents” says Ken Kushner, executive director of Anderson Township Park District.  Among other assets, synthetic turf allows recreation facilities to maximize rental dollars since weather related field conditions are no longer a factor.
The Motz Group
The Motz Group designs and installs world-class, high performance synthetic and natural sports field systems.  They provide quality products and personal service, backed by a 34-year history of building trust.  
The Motz Group has partnered with UD on other projects and they've also worked on the field at Welcome Stadium, home of the Dayton Flyers football program. 
For more information on synthetic turf, contact Zach Burns at 513.533.6452 or

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Elizabethtown Sports Park

Angela Shoemaker for the New York Times
The Motz Group has begun working on a brand new 150-acre sports complex in Elizabethtown Kentucky. 
The new park, expected to open July 2012, will accommodate events and tournaments for many sports including football, soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse, and field hockey.

As detailed in the New York Times article, "the 150-acre Elizabethtown Sports Park, set to open next summer, will have 12 baseball and softball diamonds, 10 natural turf soccer and football fields, 2 full-size synthetic turf fields and a diamond for physically disabled athletes. The sports park also includes powerful lighting, six concession buildings, pavilions to house meeting spaces and locker rooms, four playgrounds, Wi-Fi access so events can be viewed live on the Internet and a three-mile-long running and walking path that circles the complex."

"It will be one of the largest such complexes in the country, with the ability to host four- and five-day tournaments that will attract hundreds of teams and thousands of spectators from across the Southeast."

At 126,000 square feet each, The Motz Group will be building the two largest fields in the complex.  While these particular fields will be used for those needing open space and synthetic turf, their primary purpose is to serve as the championship fields for football and soccer tournaments.

SportGrass®, the system that The Motz Group will be installing, is made with premium monofilament fibers that provide the look and feel of natural grass.  The athletes playing on the SportGrass fields will experience safe conditions on a sure footed high performance turf system with superior playing characteristics. 
For more information on The Motz Group's Triple Play system or any of their other proven systems, contact Zach Burns at 513.533.6452 or