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Stade Marcel-Picot in Nancy

The Stade Marcel Picot is a stadium located in Tomblaine, France, on the banks of the river Meurthe, about 2 kilometres east of the city center of Nancy. It was built in 1926 and has been used by Ligue 1 football team AS Nancy. Since summer 2010, Stade Marcel-Picot is one of the very few […]

Stadio Dino Manuzzi

The Orogel Stadium – Dino Manuzzi located in Cesena, Italy is the home ground of  A.C. Cesena currently playing in Serie B. The stadium which can now hold 23,860 spectators was the first Italian football ground which had synthetic turf field installed.   Initially constructed in 1957 the stadium had no seats at that time, […]

Orlik pitches in Poland

When you ask a random person in Poland about synthetic turf pitches you will definitely hear about “Orlik”. The name originated from a Polish government project to build synthetic turf football pitches adjoined to volleyball or basketball fields in each municipality in Poland before Euro 2012 (co-hosted by Poland).   Orlik is usually built within […]

Luzhniki Stadium

All football fans’ eyes will be on Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15 when the national stadium of Russia will host the World Cup 2018 Final. But little did everyone know, Moscow’s giant, with a total seating capacity of 81.000, was one of the first major European stadia to use a synthetic turf pitch […]

Kilmarnock F.C.

With over 149 years of history, Kilmarnock F.C. is not only the oldest Scottish Premiership club but also the oldest professional football club in Scotland. The team from East Ayrshire Although hosts their games at Rugby Park which is one of only two stadia in Scotland with synthetic turf pitch. This ground has been used […]

Message to the ESTO members

Sent on behalf of the ESTO Operations Committee We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Stefan Diderich as ESTO’s Executive Chairman. Stefan will join ESTO in this role from 1st June 2018, allowing for a smooth transition with Nigel Fletcher, who will remain in place until his contract ends on 30th June. After […]

ESTO Congress 2018 Programme

September 4th 2018 Murcia, Spain 9.00-12.00 ESTO Working Groups Shockpads, Maintenance, Environment, Infill, Landscape 12.00-13.00 ESTO Working Groups Yarn 12.00-14.30 Lunch and networking 14:30-15:00 ESTO update 15.00-15.45 ECHA presentation 15.45-16.15 Guest Technical presentation 16:15-16:45 Coffee break 16.45-17.15 FOBIG technical presentation 17.15-18.00 Working Group chairmen updates 18.00-18.15 Conclusion 19.30 BBQ and drinks

Gryf Mielec

Although Gryf Mielec is merely a Polish lower division club playing in B-Class (the 8th level in the Polish football league system) they can definitely be proud of their cosy stadium and synthetic turf pitch!   Gryf is one of the local clubs in Mielec, a city in the Subcarpathian region of Poland, with 50.000 […]


The TÖNNIES Arena is home to The FSV Gütersloh 2009 – a women’s football club from Gütersloh, Germany. The club was formed from the women’s and girls’ football division of FC Gütersloh 2000. The first team took over from the 2009/10 season the place in the 2nd Bundesliga Nord and played in the 2012/13 season […]

Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta

This brand new (2017) multi-purpose retractable roof stadium is located in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the home ground of the Atlanta United FC of the Major League Soccer (MLS) and Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). Both teams play on synthetic turf which has been installed instead of the originally planned natural one. […]