Desso GrassMaster

sports playing field surface composed of natural grass combined with artificial fibres

Desso GrassMaster is a sports playing field surface made of natural grass that has artificial fibres added to it. The unique part of this system is the artificial grass fibres, stuck 20 cm deep, which cover 3% of the surface. During the growing process, the roots of the natural grass mix with the man-made grass fibres to anchor the turf to product a stable, solid, and even field with better drainage and better playing comfort.

Reinforced natural grass is used for stadium pitches and training pitches used for soccer, rugby, American football and baseball. Reinforced natural grass can also be used for events and concerts. The artificial turf injection shortens the recovery time for the grass.

In 2010, for the first time in history, a FIFA World CupTM was played on grass pitches that were partly made up of artificial grass in the Mbombela Stadium and the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Stadiums that use the fieldEdit

Stadium Club/association Sport Country
Mbombela Stadium 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM Football   South Africa
Peter Mokaba Stadium 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM Football   South Africa
Emirates Stadium[1] Arsenal Football   England
Galpharm Stadium Huddersfield Town Football   England
Anfield Liverpool Football   England
Villa Park Aston Villa Football   England
Keepmoat Stadium Doncaster Rovers Football   England
City of Manchester Stadium Manchester City[2] Football   England
White Hart Lane Tottenham Hotspur Football   England
Upton Park West Ham United Football   England
Carrow Road Norwich City Football   England
Stadium:mk Milton Keynes Dons Football   England
Madejski Stadium Reading and
London Irish
Football and
rugby union
  England
Adams Park Wycombe Wanderers and
London Wasps
Football and
rugby union
  England
Liberty Stadium[3] Swansea City and
Ospreys
Football and
rugby union
  Wales
Cardiff City Stadium[4] Cardiff City and
Cardiff Blues
Football and
rugby union
  Wales
Croke Park Gaelic Athletic Association Gaelic games, Rugby Union
and
Football
  Ireland
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Real Madrid Football   Spain
Galgenwaard Stadium F.C. Utrecht Football   Netherlands
De Koel VVV-Venlo Football   Netherlands
Rat Verlegh NAC Football   Netherlands
AZ AZ Alkmaar Football   Netherlands
Sports Authority Field at Mile High Denver Broncos American football   United States
Novator Stadium FC Khimki Football   Russia
Constant Vanden Stock Stadium RSC Anderlecht Football   Belgium
Daknamstadion K.S.C. Lokeren Football   Belgium
Heinz Field Pittsburgh Steelers and
Pitt Panthers[5]
American football   United States
Lambeau Field Green Bay Packers American football   United States
Lincoln Financial Field[6] Philadelphia Eagles and
Temple Owls
American football   United States
Lerkendal Stadium Rosenborg BK Football   Norway

FootnotesEdit

  1. "How Arsenal have put Wembley in the shade" (PDF). London. Retrieved April, 2009. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Manchester City inaugurates brand new stadium". Retrieved May 17, 2007.
  3. Liberty Stadium Pitch - Official Stadium Website
  4. Go Desso! - Official Stadium Website
  5. "Grass won't be greener (or new)". Retrieved February 3, 2007.
  6. "Even in Pittsburgh, playoffs are mind-over-sloppy-turf-matter games". ESPN. 2008-01-08. Retrieved 2008-01-25.

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