By Denise Valenzuela
Posted in Uncategorized
Synthetic turf continues to gain popularity in the professional sports market. Recently Montreal’s Olympic Stadium selected to install high performance, synthetic turf pitch for its soccer field. The facility will served for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in August 2014.
The field passed rigorous laboratory and field testing for qualities such as tuft bind, durability, UV stability, ball roll and rebound, traction, deformation and shock absorption to meet FIFA Two Star criteria. A FIFA Two Star Recommended pitch will offer the highest level of performance, tailored towards the specific needs of elite football and international sport.
The FIFA testing criteria are based on the benchmarks of natural grass fields in good condition. This ensures that artificial turf pitches built to these guidelines will mirror the playing characteristics of natural grass.
The playing surface features the latest technology in sports turf and offers the most resilient grass-like fibers, proven by extensive wear testing. A green dual-fiber blend provides a natural grass appearance, while offering optimal performance, comfort and durability.
The facility in Canada is extremely proud of installing the field at the Olympic Stadium for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World. This momentous installation at the Montreal Olympic Stadium is just another testament to the success, safety and popularity of synthetic turf playing surfaces. The Canadian Soccer Association, and others all have made this project a success.
France versus Costa Rica will kicked off the opening match at the Montreal Olympic Stadium on August 5 and was the first teams to play on the new field. The Stadium will host a total of ten tournament games, with the 3/4 Place and Final U-20 Women’s World Cup matches concluding there on August 24.
Going beyond the short term FIFA woman’s soccer the facility will continue to provide a safe and state of the art playing facility for hundreds of teams, thousands of athletes and ultimately will become a fixture of the Montreal’s Olympic Stadium.