Special grass blend replaces synthetic turf

Football during winter

Tests with special winter grass pitches have yielded results in the municipality of Freiburg, in Germany.

According to the municipality of Freiburg, the winter grasses are as resistant to wear and tear and synthetic turf fields. The municipality has been using special winter grass blends for over six years. The fields have been used as often as any synthetic turf field in the area. They do not show the excessive wear and tear often experienced with natural grass pitches.

‘We would like to see the district actively supporting the establishment of winter pitches and, if necessary, also promoting this in Wiesbaden,’ concludes the local district chairman, Walter Öhlenschläger.

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