Francisco Laporta: Alcoy (Spain) 

The artificial turf at Francisco Laporta stadium in Alcoy, Spain, is truly like no other. Developed in the spring of 2007, it is the first 100 percent polyurethane backed football pitch to be produced and installed in Spain. The result has been a playing surface that offers high-performance benefits throughout the value chain – from the manufacturer to installers to end-users. Read more (790 KB PDF - English Version)

Sölvesborgs GIF Football Club Stadium (Sweden) 

The challenge facing the municipality of Sölvesborg was threefold. Firstly, to replace its sand pitch with a surface that would allow winter training on surfaces similar to the one used in summer and increase usage rate in the warmer months without compromising on performance. Secondly, to install an environmentally friendly pitch, given the trend in Sweden towards solutions free of ground used tire rubber for artificial pitches. Thirdly, the new pitch needed to be very cost effective. By contributing their engineering knowledge and installation expertise Dow, GoldenPlast and Unisport were able to deliver the suitable solution. Read more (868 KB PDF)

IKAST Stadion: Training ground of FC Midtjylland (Denmark) 

These days, the cheering at Denmark’s Ikast Stadion isn’t just for the country’s newest football club, FC Midtjylland, but also for the new, high-tech pitch. Artificial turf pitches of the past didn’t always receive such a favorable response – a challenge that the facility managers at Ikast Stadion set out to overcome. With the rising success of their football club, they wanted a pitch that would match and even enhance the performance of their players. Read more (1.3MB PDF)

Finley Stadium: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 

Natural grass has met its match with artificial turf at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. After major problems with its natural grass field during a pivotal game, decision makers at UT Chattanooga’s Finley Stadium turned to artificial turf backed with polyurethane technology from The Dow Chemical Company. The result has been a turf that offers a consistent and reliable playing surface. Read more (700KB PDF)

The Miguel Contreras Learning Center Complex: Los Angeles 

Set against spectacular views of downtown and the Hollywood Hills is a true field of dreams for Los Angeles high school students. The Miguel Contreras Learning Center Complex, named after L.A.’s famed labor leader, offers students unique opportunities to not only exercise their minds, but also their bodies. At the feet of these students’ sporting success are two state-of-the-art athletic fields, both outfitted with high-tech artificial turf systems. Read more (948KB PDF)

Hockey Fields for the London 2012 Olympic Games 

Elite players demand the best – and today’s field hockey pitches have come a long way since they were first introduced at the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games. At the London 2012 Olympic Games, all field hockey pitches will feature high performance DOWLEX™ Polyethylene Resins from Dow, used by Australian yarn manufacturer Tapex to produce soft, tear resistant grass yarn. But you won’t see the traditional green that comes to mind with artificial turf – the hockey pitches at the Olympic Park’s Riverbank Arena will be blue, with pink surrounds! Read more (337KB PDF - English Version)