Featured Project: Cobo Square
In 2016, Cobo Center in Detroit, MI completed its five-year transformation, which included the development of Cobo Square—a 45,000 square feet of outdoor flex space.
Turfix had the opportunity to get on the ground floor and to be a part of this project by installing artificial grass in Cobo Square.
Since cutting the ribbon, Cobo Square has been able to host numerous events, such as live music, art fairs, yoga classes, farmers markets, outdoor movies, corporate team building games, wine and beer tastings, and so many other activities designed to connect Cobo Center to the community and the downtown Detroit culture.
Enhancing Cobo Square with artificial grass was part of a broader effort to infuse activity into the space between events—a trend being seen in convention centers around the country.
Turfix is leading artificial turf company in the Midwest helping convention centers develop and utilize their outdoor spaces. Here’s how artificial grass installed by Turfix is able to elevate event venues and spaces like Cobo Square:
Artificial Grass is Crowd-Friendly
Artificial grass is extremely crowd-friendly and can withstand heavy foot traffic and continued use. While natural grass is preferable to hard surfaces because it’s more welcoming, it is difficult and costly to maintain when continuously being trampled and trodden by crowds.
Guests Prefer Artificial Grass
Artificial grass has extra cushioning, so it’s more comfortable to walk, stand, or sit on than concrete or real grass. Guests will also appreciate not having to worry about mud or grass stains. Plus, artificial grass keeps event spaces clean and green, as it is non-toxic, allergen free, and helps deter insects.
Artificial Grass Has Excellent Drainage
Artificial grass has a superior drainage system that promotes faster flow-through of liquids—about 10 times faster than other artificial grass products. Water won’t pool on the surface and spilled drinks won’t create a sticky mess. Plus, artificial grass doesn’t get slippery when wet and it dries quickly.
Artificial Grass Reduces Turnaround Time
Artificial turf doesn’t need downtime to recover after a high-traffic event. It’s always looking it’s best and is always ready to party. This reduces the turnaround time required between events, which means you can accept more, or last-minute, reservations that your competitors won’t be able to accommodate.
Artificial Grass Beefs Up Your Bottom Line
Have you ever really considered how much you’re spending to repeatedly mow, edge, fertilize, repair, spray, and get rid of encroaching weeds? The equipment. Supplies. Labor. And how about that water bill? Instead of spending thousands each year, install artificial grass that looks good every day of the year with minimal maintenance.
The options are virtually endless when using artificial grass in event spaces! At Turfix, we love a good challenge and the opportunity to collaborate with event venue owners and managers on creative level. We are equipped to design state of the art spaces and places and event venues and convention centers of any size. Contact Turfix today and let’s start a conversation!