Riverbend Music Center
Article from Cincinnati.metromix.com:
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra partnered with The Motz Group and Sportworks Design to convert Riverbend Music Center into the world’s first concert venue of its size to cover its lawn – all 2.75 acres – with synthetic turf. The facility’s elaborate $750,000 system of turf, rock and drains has been in the planning stages for five years. At the opening show of the season, concertgoers will encounter a lawn consisting of five layers: 120,000 square feet of non-flammable plastic turf; 660,000 pounds of non-toxic, acrylic-coated, round-grained, bacteria-resistant sand; two layers of crushed limestone; and 1.04 miles of drainage pipe.