Australian Rules Football is one of the national sports of Australia with the AFL matches happening in Melbourne, Victoria. Synthetic turf fields can sustain significantly higher use than natural turf, with a synthetic field equivalent to three natural turf fields. This caters for the continued growth of teams and demand for sports fields. Also Synthetic turf fields provide a consistent and safe surface all year round for Australian Football and improving the quality of performance. This is certainty of play associated with these surfaces, eg not cancelled as a result of heavy rainfall/storms. Synthetic turf fields relieve pressure on natural grass fields and therefore natural surfaces are less likely to be impacted by overuse problems.