Artificial Turf for Soccer
Natural grass is the traditional surface for soccer matches and training, but it requires regular and expensive maintenance in order to ensure superior playing conditions. In addition, modern football stadiums increasingly have roof structures under which grass pitches do not thrive, again resulting in high maintenance costs and often poor playing conditions. Furthermore, many regions in the world have a climate that makes development of adequate natural grass pitches difficult. The use of artificial soccer pitches has been put forward as a solution to these problems.
Specially Designed Pitches
The latest generation of artificial turfs has vastly improved softness, resiliency, and shock absorption, and is specially designed for soccer with playing characteristics similar to natural grass. Positive preliminary experience from youth tournaments recently encouraged Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to allow international matches to be played on these new surfaces.
Many top European soccer clubs have already installed artificial turf surfaces - most commonly as part of an all-weather training capability - while some clubs which continued to maintain natural grass surfaces are now re-considering artificial turf. With clubs in Europe looking to reduce both maintenance costs and the number of winter matches cancelled due to frozen pitches, using artificial turf has proven to be the right solution. Playing soccer in virtually all weather conditions has now become a reality.
A custom designed playing surface based on artificial turf can meet multiple performance needs of a sporting facility, and will benefit both soccer professionals and coaches. Dow’s range of products and total systems approach enable soccer players to benefit from a surface that addresses their specific requirements. This in turn helps that a high level of performance is achieved, as well as providing high comfort and safety.