RS3 Turf and Act Global Turf New Partnership- Press Release


Nolan Ryan and Premier Baseball Field Builder RS3 Begin a New Era in Synthetic Turf with Act Global

Founded on strong mutual goals and objectives for the baseball community, this new partnership will bring in the next generation of safety and performance to the sport

AUSTIN, Texas – Act Global and Nolan Ryan-led RS3 have teamed up in a new partnership to forward the future of baseball turf technology and player safety. With RS3’s strong expertise in natural grass construction and Act Global’s leadership in synthetic turf research and development, this partnership will provide a unique opportunity for baseball facilities.
A new, state of the art baseball system will be created and manufactured by Act Global in response to this new partnership. Known as “NR34 Turf,” the materials are similar to what is being used for Act Global stadiums and community fields around the world, optimized specifically for baseball. Performance benefits range from shock absorption, impact, ground interaction, traction, stability, bounce, lower infill splash, durability and UV testing, and more.

Act Global CEO John Baize is looking forward to this new partnership with RS3 and Nolan Ryan. “As a fan of baseball who grew up watching Mr. Ryan from the stands, there is a lot of respect for him and his organization. In addition to their ability to develop world-class baseball projects, RS3 is highly admired by their community values and in everything they represent.”
For Nolan Ryan, RS3 and Act Global, it is important to work alongside a leading technical organization that has a sense of social responsibility and dedication to player safety. This partnership will further the future of baseball turf, improve communities, and positively impact children’s lives while ensuring their security.

Ryan Sanders Baseball was founded in 1998 by Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan and Houston businessman Don Sanders, and their sons, along with several other former MLB All-Stars. In 2013, an expansion of the company created Ryan Sanders Sports Services, or RS3. RS3 was created on the drive, passion, and pursuit of excellence that earned Nolan that coveted spot in the Hall of Fame. His discipline has impacted his business practices both on and off the field, and the result is a brand that stands for quality and distinction with class and integrity at its core. In addition to the award winning RS3 Turf and Strategic Hospitality divisions, Ryan Sanders Baseball is also the holding company for the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, the Round Rock Express.

“We’re excited about this partnership with Act Global,” Ryan Sanders Baseball CEO Reese Ryan said. “Our mission has always been to promote the game of baseball to as many people as possible, and this partnership allows us to do that not only nationally, but internationally as well, with player safety at the forefront.”


About Act Global
Act Global is a world leader in synthetic turf technology with an ISO 9001 Quality Certified manufacturing facility in Calhoun, Georgia, and field installations in over 90 countries. Act Global is a FIFA Quality Licensee and preferred supplier for World Rugby, the International Hockey Federation, and the United Soccer League. The Act Global UBU Speed Series is the leading brand for NFL & NCAA Division I Football Fields has been featured in the New Orleans Superdome 2013, 2017, and 2018, New York Met Life Stadium 2014, and Minneapolis U.S. Bank Stadium 2016 and 2019.

About Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment
Originally founded as Ryan Sanders Sports Services (RS3), Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment is a sports service-related firm wholly owned and operated by Ryan Sanders Baseball. RS3 folds in programming and operational models for banquet and conferencing, award-winning groundskeeping and turf management, and a complete strategic hospitality service package to address every event-day need in any size venue. RS3 injects a resounding new perspective to the traditional industry of sports venue services – an operator’s sensitivity to guest service and a difference-making attitude about quality and unexpected guest satisfaction. Ryan Sanders Baseball is led by Nolan, Reid and Reese Ryan and Don, Bret and Brad Sanders, and is the parent company for the Round Rock Express (Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros), Nolan Ryan Foundation, Express Select, RS3 Events & Entertainment, RS3 Turf and RS3 Strategic Hospitality. For more information about the Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment family of companies, visit