First Rock in Rio USA to Feature Act Global Synthetic Turf

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A total of 532,800 square feet of artificial turf will be installed at one of the largest music festivals in the world.

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The future site of Rock in Rio USA, to include 532,800 square feet of Xtreme Lawn artificial turf.

The environmentally-friendly synthetic turf will provide natural grass aesthetics throughout the City of Rock, but with no required watering or mowing, ideal for the arid Nevada climate.

For its inaugural stateside edition, Rock in Rio USA is going green, by installing more than a half million square feet of artificial grass at the Las Vegas festival grounds.

The City of Rock, a permanent open-air concert space, covers 40 acres across the Las Vegas Strip, and has capacity to host 85,000 people per day. The festival spans May 8-9 and May 15-16, and will host an impressive musical line-up including Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Sam Smith, Foster the People, John Legend and Ed Sheeran.

Artificial turf is an ideal solution for event spaces and venues, as it provides aesthetically pleasing coverage with high durability and minimal maintenance. The environmentally-friendly synthetic turf will lend a natural grass look and feel throughout the City of Rock, but with no required watering or mowing, ideal for the arid Nevada climate. It is also highly durable and designed with maximum UV protection to withstand heavy foot traffic as well as intense sunlight.

The contractor selected artificial turf manufacturer Act Global, recognized for their quality commitment and ability to effectively undertake large-scale projects. Act Global is a USA-based Certified Synthetic Turf Council Manufacturer, FIFA Preferred Producer for Football Turf, and has successfully completed many prominent, challenging projects around the world.

The Xtreme Lawn product features a blend of lifelike green turf fibers, along with a light brown thatch layer to lend the appearance of real grass. The synthetic turf will extend throughout the event site for the enjoyment of festival goers. A section of 184,500 square feet will be secured with a backing which makes it removable, to be mobilized and utilized for future projects elsewhere.

The artificial grass product was manufactured in Act Global’s ISO 9001 Quality facility in Calhoun, Georgia, and shipped to the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds earlier this month. The project is expected to be completed mid-April, in plenty of time for the festival start date of May 8. In addition to celebrating its first U.S Edition, Rock in Rio is also honoring its 30th Anniversary this year.

ABOUT ACT GLOBAL
Act Global is a world leader in synthetic turf and artificial grass manufacturing. The company’s Xtreme Turf and Xtreme Lawn products replicate natural grass for use in international stadiums, indoor sport centers, synthetic lawns and other synthetic grass uses. Its LiteEarth and AvTurf products add capabilities for landfills and airport applications. Act Global has manufacturing locations in USA, Europe and Asia and installations in over 70 countries. Act Global is notable for currently being the first company in the world that is a FIFA Preferred Producer for Football Turf, Synthetic Turf Council Certified Manufacturer, World Rugby Preferred Turf Producer, and holds an ISO 9001 certification.

ABOUT ROCK IN RIO
Rock in Rio is one of the largest music festivals in the world, with more than 7.4 million people attending throughout the last 30 years. The festival is celebrating its first Rock in Rio USA stateside edition this year, to be held May 8-9 and May 15-16 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The City of Rock, a permanent open-air concert space, will be spread out over 40 acres and have capacity to host 85,000 people per day. For more information, visit RockinRio.com.

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