742 NE 47th Place • Des Moines, IA 50313 • (515) 528-2604  
742 NE 47th Place • Des Moines, IA 50313 • (515) 528-2604  

Photo: American Family Field-Milwaukee Brewers 2024

Get the playability of natural grass with the durability of synthetic turf! Iowa Sports Turf and GrassMax Systems: Bringing the World Standard to North America. GrassMax Systems consultants have 30+ years of experience, installing more than 500 hybrid pitches worldwide. Iowa Sports Turf is the exclusive North American distributor of GrassMax Systems hybrid stitched grass, adding U.S.-based installation and customer service to an international network of pitch consultants and clients. 

What is hybrid stitched grass? 

A 100% natural surface created by stitching synthetic fibers into a natural grass field. This strengthens and stabalizes both the grass canopy and root zone, increasing durability for both sporting and non-sporting uses. Stitching uses an electric machine and typically takes 6-12 days. 

Benefits of Hybrid Turf

  • Allows more use of field
  • Plays and looks just like natural grass
  • Improves player safety over synthetic turf
  • Consistent playing surface in all weather
  • Extreme draining capacity
  • Eco-friendly with no need to re-turf

Recent Projects

  • Jack Trice Stadium | Iowa State University Football
  • Allianz Field | Minnesota United FC
  • American Family Field | Milwaukee Brewers
  • Lusail Stadium | Host of Qatar 2022 World Cup Final
  • Maracana Stadium | Flamengo (Brazil)
  • Parc de Princes Stadium | Paris Saint-Germain
  • London Stadium | West Ham United

"The stability and results that we're seeing after a full practice is insane...I want to stitch everything."

-Joe Hill, Director of Turf and Grounds

Iowa State University

"ROI is higher than non-stitch...performance is spectacular and the install was very professional."

-Ryan Moy, Head Groundskeeper

Minnesota United FC

Photo: University of Michigan Soccer; May 2024

Photo: University of Notre Dame Soccer; May 2024