Case study: Luzhniki Olympic Complex, Moscow

In October 2012, two new synthetic turf pitches were installed at the Luzhniki Olympic Complex in Moscow.

The facility, which comprises more than twenty synthetic turf and natural grass pitches, is also home to the Luzhniki Stadium, Russia’s biggest sports arena and home to a synthetic turf surface since 2002.

The decision to install synthetic turf within the Complex has helped the facility to withstand the varied and, often, severe, weather conditions that frequent Moscow.

The management team at Luzhniki Olympic Complex requested that the new surfaces installed in 2012 provide ‘natural’ playing conditions. The bespoke surface used met these requirements, incorporating a system that is also abrasive-free and guarantees long term performance.

Following the install, the two pitches were subject to a rigorous training session; following this, the head groundsman commented “this premium quality football field plays like natural grass.”

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