ISO 19721:2022 specifies an abrasion test method for accelerated testing of synthetic turfs for use in sports facilities. The document provides the details of radiation, temperature, and moisture exposure, as well as to mechanical abrasion using football shoe studs on rotating drum assembly.
The art of producing synthetic turf for sports is grossly underestimated and incorrectly compared to the production of plastic household products. In this article, Jacki Stephen of Imajica Consulting focusses on the machinery to be used in the production of high-end, durable and consistently performing synthetic turf products for sports.
The Condor Grass Padel surfaces have been approved in accordance with the quality criteria of the International Padel Federation (FIP).
Have a look at the 8 venues that will be used for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and learn more about the grass surface used.
As the competent authorities are forced to increasingly take bold decisions, the list with challenges lower authorities around the world are facing, is growing every day. Only those who dare to cut red tape will survive the day.
The debate about the sliding friendliness of synthetic turf will soon become more scientific with the introduction of a test apparatus and adoption of a testing protocol to establish the sliding characteristics of the turf. The new device will also help sports governing bodies in assessing new turf products and infill materials.
As the demand for good quality football surfaces is increasing around the world, so is the number of initiatives to prepare groundsmen for doing so. Sportsfields.info spoke to educators in Spain, the United States and the Netherlands. While their programme differs, they all have a common goal.
FIFA has announced the establishment of a category that is relevant for football surfaces. In addition to FIFA approved football surfaces, FIFA Preferred Producers and FIFA approved testing institutes, FIFA has now also established the FIFA Research Institutes for Football Technology Innovation category.
With the current cost of energy, it is going to be expensive to maintain the approximately seven degrees grass pitches need to stay healthy. What can be done affordably to help grass survive the winter?
Cutting sports fields is one of the most time consuming, uninspiring and repetitive activities one will have at a sports club. Autonomous mowing robots are less demanding and can do it cheaper. They don’t have any expectations, free up manpower that can be used elsewhere and are more affordable. The two best known autonomous mowing robots each have their own personality.