Hatko installs second FIFA two star artificial grass pitch with TenCate Grass fibres

Early may 2015, Hatko installed a second FIFA** pitch in Cyprus using TenCate Grass artificial grass fibres as its base. The pitch is located in Gazimağusa, a town on the country’s east coast, and measures 106 by 76 meters. It is named after the Turkish-Cypriot politician, Rauf Denktaş, who passed away in 2012.

Hatko Dokuma Tekstil insaat Taahhut Ve Ticaret Ltd Sti. is TenCate Grass’ partner in Turkey. The customer opted for the Omega Turf – Hatko’s top of the range pitch. TenCate Grass Middle East Ltd. engineered and produced the synthetic turf fibres within the space of a single week. The entire installation process took just three weeks to complete.

According to Hatko, the Omega Turf is renowned for its unique, curved shape and three ‘spines’, which create a bouncy grass fibre offering excellent flexibility and durability. Testing and analysis performed by Hatko engineers showed that the system’s durability remained uncompromised after as many as 40,000 Lisport Test cycles.

Hatko Sports has been using TenCate synthetic grass yarns for a number of years. The company has successfully completed many sports and landscaping projects throughout Turkey and the Middle East using TenCate technology.

Yusuf Kaptan Football Stadium in Lefkosa, Cyprus

In times of crisis sport is particularly important for people and so it was with great pleasure when the renovated Yusuf Kaptan Stadium in Lefkosa, Cyprus reopened its doors for sport in May 2013. The stadium was opened with a ceremony by the Prime Minister and the Minister for National Education, Youth and Sports. The Prime Minister in his speech emphasized the need for professionalization in Turkish Cypriot sport. The football field to be used by Ağdel Yenicami Sports Club was renovated at a cost of 1.92 million Turkish Lira and now got a synthetic pitch and illumination. The club will be responsible for maintenance, repair and control of the pitch, while the government will continue to provide technical services and make sure that other clubs can benefit as well. Throughout the opening ceremony the objectives for an investment like this are emphasized as being Cyprus sport, youth and children services and the achievements of the club are highlighted.