The PlayMaster field at the Johan Cruyff ArenA has been replaced by a GrassMaster system. Both systems are hybrid pitches from Tarkett Sports
German researchers are developing a test method to assess the potential for synthetic grass fibre to wear. Yarn wear from synthetic grass could produce microplastics.
The international football governing body FIFA has released its rating system for natural pitches. FIFA calls the document ‘the missing piece of the Natural Playing Surfaces (NPS) quality programme’.
Everything is set for the European Standards Committee (CEN) to, this year, adopt a standard that specifies minimum performance and durability requirements for shock pads and e-layers. Once adopted, EN 15330-4 will replace the various standards currently being followed and hand authorities a tool to build safer and more sustainable sports facilities, while saving money.