Aging and wearing of natural grass is a normal process that’s caused by prolonged usage of the field. It’s a headache for field managers and a nuisance for athletes. When players turn, jump and slide on the grass, they tear the grass blades and sometimes uproot them. A wearing surface becomes soft and slippery, and affects the balls’s bounce and rotating speed. These factors can seriously hamper the players’ performance on the field. Playing on the surface damages the grass quite a bit, but having a crowd walk on the surface damages it even faster. Deteriorating grass is an even bigger problem for multifunctional stadiums that host both sporting events and concerts. Depending on the gravity of the wear, field managers either turf or seed the surface. Unfortunately, both solutions have downsides. Turfing a pitch can become an expensive method, especially if it’s required more than once a year. On the other hand, seeding is more affordable, but it requires several weeks for the grass to establish itself — a time frame that’s often impossible when tournaments and events are meticulously planned on a tight schedule. What if there was a turf solution that was engineered to avoid the pitfalls of natural grass, impervious to wear and tear and with a lifespan of up to 15 years?
IT’S MORE COST EFFECTIVE AND SMARTER TO INSTALL GRASSMASTER THAN RETURFING OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
The solution is GrassMaster, a patented hybrid grass that allows stadiums to offer a virtually wear-proof field. GrassMaster's polypropylene fibers are-stitched into the sub-base, then the pitch is seeded. Gradually, the natural grass starts twisting and crawling around the fibers to form a 100% natural grass surface. Alternatively, if time constraints are important, GrassMaster fibers can also be stitched into sods. This way, the pitch can be ready within a few days. The high-performance polypropylene fibers support and prolong the lifetime of the natural grass roots, preventing wearing and tearing. Their proprietary characteristics make the fibers twice stronger, twice thinner and stretch ten times less than competing fibers. This makes for a firmer and more reliable surface for players, and for field managers, a hassle-free grass solution that doesn’t require constant returfing. GrassMaster expands the stadium’s capacity to generate revenues, as it allows more than 15 playing hours per week, and can also be adaptable to multiple usages such as other sports and events. With more than 700 hybrid pitches delivered, GrassMaster has been proven efficient at creating consistent pitch performance that can last up to 15 years.
AFTER 15 YEARS OF USAGE, THERE IS NO SIGN OF AGING OR WEARING WITH GRASSMASTER