The European Commission has (almost) spoken. Now the race is definitely on: the development of a long-pile synthetic turf system that, preferably, doesn’t require any infill to perform. My previous article focused on the development of the product. In this article, I’ll update you on what is happening on the research and legislative side.
The Johan Cruijff ArenA and the KNVB, the Royal Dutch Football Association, are investigating whether the high-tech system that monitors the turf of the ArenA is suitable to serve as a basis for other clubs in Dutch professional football. The KNVB has already deployed the monitoring system on the training fields of the Dutch national team in Zeist.