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Synthetic turf for intense usage in Lausanne

Some universities may act as hubs for sporting activities in given areas, this is why most of them host sports equipment of the latest generation. The EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne) in Lausanne is one of them. In order to accommodate the sporting needs of around 30,000 students (including EPFL and UNIL), the university […]

Impressive performance of synthetic grass field in Kloten, Zurich

In the beginning of 2014, the Zurich-based municipality of Kloten saw the installation of a new synthetic turf football pitch. This field currently hosts training and matches of the local football club as well as hosting sporting activities of a nearby school. About 400 junior football players regularly practice on the pitch, making the surface […]

The prominence of synthetic turf in elite Austrian football

During the last decade, some of the Austrian Bundesliga football clubs have been placing their trust into synthetic turf pitches. This type of surface was installed at training grounds of the best Austrian teams such as SK Rapid Vienna, the stadium of SV Pachem and also at the Red Bull Arena, home of the Red […]

Swiss football club FC Gland awaiting their new synthetic field

At least two reasons motivated the municipality of Gland (Swiss romande) to undertake a credit of 3.64 million Swiss francs to improve the facilities of its sports centre in En Bord. First, the town’s football club FC Gland keeps growing significantly. With its 700 members and 32 teams, it is the third most important club […]

Another Aviva Premiership rugby club switches to synthetic turf

After the Saracens and the Newcastle Falcons, it will be time for the Worcester Warriors to transform their current natural grass pitch at the Sixways Stadium into a state-of-the-art synthetic turf pitch. They will equip themselves with the latest generation of synthetic grass pitch ahead of the 2016/17 season. The new pitch will meet all […]

10 synthetic turf tennis courts at Warwick Boat Club

Tennis is played on a variety of surfaces and each surface has its own characteristics, which affect the playing style of the game. There are four main types of courts depending on the materials used for the court surface: clay courts, hard courts, grass courts and carpet courts. When it comes to grass tennis courts, […]

New synthetic turf in Spain at Olímpico de Hortaleza

Going through the Spanish football league system down to regional level, we have Olímpico de Hortaleza, which is a football club based in Hortaleza, one of the 21 districts of the city of Madrid. This club was fortunately able to start this season (2015-2016) with a brand new synthetic turf field for their home games […]

Synthetic turf in European football with Dinamo Zagreb

In modern football, it is now a requirement, as a club, to have at your disposal a synthetic turf football pitch, especially when playing in professional leagues and in European competitions. We can take Croatia’s top club and multiple-times champions Dinamo Zagreb as an example in this matter. The club has invested in synthetic turf […]

Hungary’s Ferenc Puskas Football Academy case study

Despite qualifying for this year’s euro 2016 in France, Hungary has not been at the forefront of European football in the last couple of decades. The Ferenc Puskas Football Academy was constructed to help bring Hungarian football back to the top of continental football by betting on future generations of footballers. Named after the legendary […]

Synthetic Turf video defending the situation on rubber crumb in the USA

Athletic Business Magazine has issued an article on the turf industry taking action against recent contreversy over the safety of crumb rubber infill of synthetic turf. This article  notably features a video released jointly by the Safe Fields Alliance and the Recycled Rubber Council in February, titled “The Truth About Crumb Rubber and Artificial Turf”. Link […]