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Outdoor Facility Trends
Unlock the power of branding
Humphrys-CoverSports	intro- duces its 2018, full-color catalog featuring a deep selection of popu- lar protective coverings, many of which have enhancements for ver- satility and longer life.
As evidenced by the field tarp at right imprinted with Mars, Inc’s Skittles candy logo, custom made for Nationals Park, home of Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals,THE POWER OF BRANDING® continues to grow in value and importance on name recognition and sponsorship promotion potential.
CoverSports’ complete range of coverings and fabrics add value to the branding program while providing protection for all athletic surfaces and players. Visit coversports.com.
A better way to solicit
project bids
Athletic directors are always trying to get the most for their school’s dollars. But who has a lot of extra time avail- able to devote to mak- ing sure they’re finding the most affordable suppliers through the bidding process while still get- ting high quality service and materials.
The Keystone Purchasing Network is a national coop- erative purchasing program serving education, local government, and nonprofit organizations nationwide. All contracts are competitively bid so there is no need to duplicate the bid process. Eligible schools and agen- cies can join KPN for free and there is no obligation to purchase.
KPN meets all athletic needs by offering installation of turf, track, and court systems with FieldTurf. Furnish your stadium with bleachers, grandstands, press boxes, and benches by GT Grandstands. Illuminate your field with Musco Lighting, and provide sports field equip- ment with Sportsfield Specialties. To utilize your score- board needs, Fair-Play supplies both static and LED display options.
KPN is always adding new products to fit member
needs. Visit thekpn.org for all the up-to-date contracts and services that can benefit you and your school. The company’s newest additions include Romtec, which offers concession stands, restrooms, and maintenance buildings for athletic fields. In addition, Amish Coun- try Gazebos is on board and specializes in gazebos, pergolas, and pavilions. thekpn.org
Experiential product
for venues
G2L Window Systems is branding itself as an experience product for sports venues. Press- box and luxury suite patrons are looking to be a part of the game experience. G2L Win- dow Systems meets this need by offering a frameless, sliding window system with zero obstruction to allow the sights and sounds into the facility space. The end-user is in con- trol as the windows can be opened or closed to prefer- ence. G2L has put efforts into consistently upgrading the system components to add quality, safety, and lifetime performance. Past customers are encouraged to contact G2L Window Systems about upgrading their system at a heavy discount. g2lwindows.com
Improved playing conditions
Jordan-Elbridge (N.Y.) Central School District, did a lot of research and visited numerous fields before selecting A-Turf for its new synthetic grass surface at their John Howes Stadium. The school’s A-Turf® Titan rubber and sand infilled system over a 10-millimeter ShockPad is used for foot- ball, soccer, and lacrosse.
Along with getting a superior playing surface, Jordan- Elbridge took advantage of the NJPA purchasing pro- gram. This program allowed them to get a low-bid price without the hassle and challenges of the low-bid process. The A-Turf field also came with a comprehen- sive 12-year warranty.
In fact, when A-Turf introduced the 12-year warranty
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