International list of synthetic turf fields grows
The number of football and hockey clubs with a synthetic turf system from GreenFields is continually on the rise: a small selection from the growing list of stadiums at home and abroad is given below.
Dutch Premier League club Vitesse is playing on XtraGrass™ in the 2015-2016 season, and trains on a GreenFields® MX synthetic turf. Two GreenFields® Evolution and two GreenFields® Slide Max fields have been installed at the new training complex of AZ in Wormerveer this summer: TenCate Sine® - the latest type of shock pad (shock-absorbent layer), is installed with the synthetic turf systems.
Xtra Grass™ with TenCate Sine® on Papendal
Furthermore, Telstar and MVV, both clubs playing in the Jupiler League, will also be playing on a GreenFields® Evolution XQ synthetic turf pitch in the coming season. SBV Excelsior is acquiring a new synthetic turf pitch in Stadium Woudestein. ADO Den Haag acquired the same field as Excelsior after the 2014 Hockey World Championships.
Improved sports facilities
GreenFields is also making good progress in the international arena: GreenFields® Evolution XQ with TenCate Accorder® was recently installed in the national stadium of Guinee-Bissau. The order came from FIFA: the international football organisation has a desire to improve the football and sports facilities in a large number of developing countries. GreenFields synthetic turf is now stateside: two projects in the United States involving the installation of new turf systems are a GreenFields® MX Trimension™ system for Boston University, and a GreenFields® SlideMax XP synthetic turf system for the Vanguard School in Colorado Springs.
Match in the Ricoh Arena
The list of synthetic turf systems in Great Britain based on TenCate synthetic grass fibres is also growing at an impressive rate.
May 2015 sees the beginning of work to install a full XtraGrass™ pitch at the Ricoh Arena: home of Wasps Rugby Football Club and Coventry City Football Club. With the ability to sell out the 32,600 capacity, the Wasps are making a significant investment into improving the pitch performance, which GreenFields will be responsible for the management and maintenance of for the coming five years.
The Kassam Stadium is home to Oxford United Football Club, and which is also now home to a new full size XtraGrass™ hybrid system. GreenFields has signed to undertake the maintenance of the system for the next ten years, with OUFC extremely satisfied with their new pitch, playing their first match of the season on the turf on 8th August.Fields.
Kassam Stadium, Oxford
GreenFields® TX hockey fields have also been a popular choice: Durrington High School (West Sussex), Rathdown School (Dublin, Ireland), the Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School, and Bedes Senior School in Hailsham all now have the best quality hockey facilities for their students.
On the western side of Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, an ultramodern sports centre with a GreenFields® MX football field is currently being built on the campus of Heriot-Watt University. At the end of March, the Scottish Minister of Sport, Jamie Hepburn, performed the ground-breaking ceremony that signalled the start of construction of this Sports Performance Centre. Oriam, as the centre will be called, is due to open its doors in the late summer of 2016.