Interview with Amsterdam ArenA's Henk van Raan

In the following Industry Interview, SVB’s Katie McIntyre hears insights from Henk van Raan, Chief Innovation Officer and Director Facility Management at the Amsterdam ArenA, as well as from Arjan Knottnerus, Co-owner and Managing Director of FieldTurf Benelux BV (a Tarkett Sports company).  

Camp Nou installs new hybrid pitch

FC Barcelona renews its trust in GrassMaster for the pitch in their iconic stadium. GrassMaster is a 100% natural grass pitch reinforced by 20 million polypropylene fibres. The fibres are injected 18 cm deep and 2 cm above the surface, approximately every 2 cm across the pitch. The reinforced natural grass system was previously installed at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, the team’s training center. After years of studying the options to upgrade their field, FC Barcelona opted for Tarkett Spor…

​​​​​​​Liverpool FC opt again for hybrid GrassMaster pitch at Anfield

Liverpool FC will play the 2017-18 Premier League on a brand new GrassMaster pitch. GrassMaster is a 100% natural grass pitch which is reinforced by 20 million polypropylene fibres. The last installation of a GrassMaster pitch at Anfield was 16 years ago. The hybrid system offers indeed a uniform and visually attractive surface with a proven lifespan of more than 15 years.

Champions League final June 3th on GrassMaster

For the fourth time in history, the UEFA Champions League Final takes place on GrassMaster, a reinforced natural grass surface. Last year the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as the San Siro Stadium, hosted the final of this tournament on the same surface. In addition, Wembley hosted the 2011 and 2013 Champions League Final. All of the games took place on the same hybrid surface technology, called GrassMaster. This year’s final will not be different as the pitch at the Principality Stadium is…

Darren Baldwin and the team ‘Spur’red on for finale at ‘The Lane’

This Sunday afternoon will be the last time Tottenham Hotspur's Head of Playing Surfaces & Estates Darren Baldwin prepares the famous White Hart Lane GrassMaster pitch for a Premier League fixture. The visit of Manchester United to ‘The Lane’ will be the last to be held at the Spurs home prior to the stadium's planned demolition in late May. The work will allow for continued development of the clubs stunning new state-of-the-art multi-purpose stadium.