Can Artifical turf be used for path of travel between a football field and locker room?
Both the 2010 ADAS (302.1) and the 2010 CBC (1124B.1) say that the path must be stable, firm and slip-resistant. In 2013, both the CBC & 2010 ADAS exempt areas of sports activity.
It would also need to meet the requirements of 1124B.3 and in Jan, 11B-302.2 by being securely attached and have firm cushion or backing or no backing with a max pile ht. of 1/2".
So if it meets these requirements, than yes, it could be used.
Central Coast Access Specialists
Hair splitters note; in the question asked above, the key word is "between" a football field(area of activity) and a locker room; between being the path of travel surface vs "activity area" the playing surface.
If however, the activity surface serves a dual purpose, ie: football field snd marching band, what then I ask? Properly prepared artifical surfaces can support a wheelchair.
May work for football/socccer but what of baseball activity areas; dugout to plate to base's to outfield?
Thank you for your comments. In my situation the football/soccor field is 11' below grade, with an accessible ramp to field level.
The locker rooms are at field level within 10' of the field, yes very tight, the locker room walls are heavly padded.So, our activity area stops at the locker room, the ramp landing is a short distance away.