[Tagging] Sport pitch surfaces: artificial/man_made

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Sat Sep 24 11:59:48 UTC 2016

Artificial is what I have seen used and what I use myself, mainly for
soccer and (field) hockey. Although there are different types, the
effect is the same - artificial grass. For hockey many pitches are "wet"
whereas soccer pitches are "dry", some based on rubber granules, others
on sand. 

Would you agree that "artificial" in combination with "sport" probably
tells you enough? 

The brand/make I hear the most is "Astroturf" which I think was one of
the earliest suppliers. It could be on its way to becoming a "hoover"
i.e. a brand name becoming so commonplace that it is adopted into the


On 2016-09-24 13:48, Dave F wrote:

> Hi
> I was looking for an appropriate tag for an artificial sports pitch surface. The type that's constructed from a combination of rubber/acrylic/silicon.
> The wiki lists 'DecoTurf' I think this tag should definitely be discouraged. It's a registered trademark of a company's specific product, which is not that widely known or used.
> 'Artificial' is to generic. 'Hardcourt' seems better but only 16 uses. Any ideas?
> Dave F.
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