COLD/ HOT WEATHER An unstable surface is often caused by grass roots. Within the playing season, sometimes the temperature drops or rises out of the average range, causing surface instability and divots. In a regular season, stadiums located in the middle and northern parts of Europe have mild temperatures. With today's disrupted climate, the weather is unpredictable, and temperatures suddenly shift. A few chilly nights or hot summer days are enough to cause the natural grass roots to shrink…


Tarkett Sports offers a comprehensive portfolio of sports flooring solutions through its renowned brands: FieldTurf, Beynon Sports, Renner Sports, EasyTurf, Desso, GrassMaster, PlayMaster and Tarkett Sports Indoor.

GrassMaster Solutions offers advice on how best to extend the life of a hybrid pitch

The maintenance of a hybrid pitch is similar to that of a natural grass surface and will vary at different sites, with ‘closed’ stadia and ‘open’ training grounds having differing needs. That said, grounds managers must always consider a number of factors, such as the availability of natural light, air movement, climatic/micro-climate conditions and frequency of use. Annual renovation and professional pitch consultancy are also mandatory if a stable pitch quality is to be maintained.

Red Devils play World Cup quarter-final on Belgian grass

Friday at 8 pm CET the Red Devils will play their World Cup quarter-final on hybrid grass, supplied by the Flanders-based company Tarkett Sports. The Kazan Arena is equipped with GrassMaster, a hybrid grass system that is also installed at Nihzny Novgorod and Volgograd. After the World Cup of 2010 in South-Africa and 2014 in Brazil, Tarkett Sports can again prove its long-standing expertise with hybrid grass pitches.

How do they get the Etihad and Old Trafford pitches perfect after a summer of gigs?

Like many of their Premier League rivals, City play on a hybrid GrassMaster pitch. The surface is made up of around three per cent synthetic fibres, which lie beneath the real grass, binding to the roots. The technology means the pitch is less likely to be damaged.

Kennesaw state installs first hybrid grass field in the United States

KENNESAW, Ga. – When the Kennesaw State athletic teams take the field this fall at Fifth Third Bank Stadium, they will do so on the first hybrid grass field in the western hemisphere after Georgia based Precision Turf installed the PlayMaster surface by Tarkett Sports last week.