Coming season seven of the twenty clubs in the Dutch first division will have a stadium with synthetic turf fields using fibers of TenCate. The installation of an increasing number of synthetic turf systems is another important step in the renewal of the Jupiler League. The cooperation of the Coöperatie Eerste Divisie and Royal Ten Cate was ratified on Tuesday July 2 in Zeist.
FC Dordrecht, Almere City FC, SBV Excelsior and FC Volendam train and play on synthetic turf systems produced with TenCate Evolution™ fibers. Helmond Sport and FC Den Bosch train and play on synthetic turf systems of GreenFields, produced with TenCate fibers, while FC Oss trains and plays on a synthetic turf system of Edel Grass, produced with TenCate fibers. The initiative to install synthetic turf in the stadium of these clubs was taken by the Coöperatie Eerste Divisie (CED) in close cooperation with Hypercube consultancy and KYBYS engineering. The CED represents the interests of the clubs in the Jupiler League and supports them in the further professionalization of the Jupiler League.
An important advantage of synthetic turf is that clubs are less weather dependent and therefore can give more continuity to their training. In addition, the number of cancellations will significantly decrease and coaches and players can train and play on the same surface.
This news release replaces and corrects the article of Wednesday July 3 2013.