Adding artificial turf nothing to brag about
Before you start jumping for joy about the new field and stadium construction at Burbank High and Burroughs, you should stop and consider how awful artificial turf is ("School athletics get boost," July 28).
My child plays club soccer and will be playing at Burroughs this fall.
We have had experience with these artificial fields and the experience is not good.
Have you fallen on an artificial field? Can you say carpet burns?
Have you felt the excessive heat that comes off these fields and the distinct smell of petroleum from the turf and black rubber pellets they add to it?