Football Pitch Construction

Football is the most widely played and most popular sport in the world. It is an emotional sport which people love and enjoy throughout their lives.

A great game of football can be a thrilling experience made even better by a great playing surface.

GreenFields is proud to play a role in helping to improve the football experience for people around the world.

Our desire for players to have the best possible experience fuels our innovative mind-set and drives us to challenge the boundaries of quality, sustainability and performance in football turf technology.

We have created an unparalleled range of football turf systems that meet the unique demands of any customer and provide the best playing characteristics for everybody, anywhere.

As a FIFA Preferred Producer, GreenFields goes beyond the traditional supplier/installer scenario by continually improving the quality of its integrated products and services.

Thanks to this approach GreenFields takes full responsibility for the production, installation and maintenance of artificial football turf from inception to completion.

It is not just the quality of the products that has ensured GreenFields its market leading position today.

GreenFields has worked closely with its partners and customers in order to offer a complete service package.

We provide a total service from design and consultancy advice through to tailor made solutions and turnkey projects.

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There is a lot to think about when you decide to purchase a new synthetic turf field. Request the free checklist with the top 7 points to consider below.

FIFA PREFERRED PRODUCER FOR FOOTBALL 

GreenFields FIFA Preferred ProducerFIFA’s overall objective with the FIFA Preferred Producer initiative is to protect the interests of consumers (clubs, member associations, players, the private sector, etc) when purchasing pitches, and to ensure that football turf systems worldwide meet the FIFA requirements with regards to specific quality, performance and safety standards.

As one of the first producers in the synthetic turf industry, GreenFields has been awarded the FIFA Preferred Producer status.

 

At GreenFields we see the FIFA Preferred Producer Program as a decisive step for the market and industry in general. The concept fits our vision and philosophy to create perfect playing conditions all over the world. Throughout the years we have adapted our organization on all levels accordingly by investing in the right people, the organization structure, partnerships and production facilities.

Football Systems

Woven

Produced based upon a new patented triple “W-weaving” technique.

Hybrid

XtraGrass™ is a hybrid system that reinforces natural grass turf .

Tufted

Tufting is the traditional way to produce artificial turf.

GreenFields MX

The best performance

Finally. A turf that is the result of years of integral and international collaboration at various levels within the scientific community and the sports world. It is a product that has evolved from past generations of artificial turf, the essence of which is a new, high-quality weaving technique that makes the turf an unparalleled playing surface. Back to basics.

YOUR FOOTBALL TURF SYSTEM

Individual components

The properties of the individual components of a football turf system are not a measure for performance. It is not just the turf, or the infill or the shock pad. The quality of a synthetic turf system is determined by the know-how to combine the individual elements into a total system. This implies a multi-disciplinary approach to improve continually all the elements of a synthetic turf system and involvement of suppliers in the design and development of products. GreenFields has forged partnerships and alliances to increase the impact and sustainability of innovative technologies into the development of new football turf systems.That’s why we partner with companies from various industries to develop and deliver innovative products.

Preparation and tailormade design

GreenFields vision to create perfect playing conditions all over the world, has driven us to adapt our organization on all different levels. GreenFields’ CI&M Department is the knowledge center that controls the design and construction of each project. The design of the object is based upon evaluation of the local data provided by our sales partners, engineers and the customer. All the information is translated by our CI&M Department into a first draft of the object with details of surrounding elements. Each final design is made with CAD / CAM technology to ensure precision for the installation of surrounding elements, the drainage system, the sub- base construction and the turf system.

Sub-base construction

The sub-base and earthwork vary from continent to continent, country to country and even region to region. The advantage of a well-planned sub-base is that it does not have to be rebuilt each time the turf itself is replaced.

A good stable and suitable base is extremely important for the overall quality of the pitch and its lifespan. The construction is done by a local GreenFields office or with a local construction company under supervision
of GreenFields. On a regularly basis GreenFields’ supervisor will be present during construction and check whether the work is done according to the design and if the process is within the planned time schedule.

Installation

The installation of synthetic turf can and will only take place after the quality of the sub base and eventually the shock absorption layer have been approved.

Works starts with unrolling the rolls according to the seaming plan. The rolls are rolled into place and the edges of the rolls are cut. Before the workers start gluing them together seam tapes are laid under the joins between the strips of turf. After all the strips of turf have been glued together, the pitch lines are cut out and the lines, penalty spot and centre spot are glued into position. After the turf carpet has been laid the infill materials (sand and rubber) are applied to the pitch in several layers.

Ard van Peppen

Ard van Peppen

Professional Soccer Player / Roda JC

Always being able to train on artificial grass in our own stadium is a huge advantage. You get a feeling for the playability. Having the first team based in the stadium now instead of using a separate training ground is also good for the stadium’s dynamics.

Tom van Hyfte

Tom van Hyfte

Professional Soccer Player / Roda JC

I never used to be in favour of artificial grass, but I have now been playing on it at Roda JC for two years and I've got used to it. We play on a great pitch. It's even better when it has been watered because it plays even faster.

Sander Fischer

Sander Fischer

Team Captain / SBV Excelsior

I would rather play on a good artificial grass pitch, than on poor-quality natural grass. The game is nice and fast on our artificial grass because you don't have any clumps and the pitch is always flat.

Luigi Bruins

Luigi Bruins

Professional Soccer Player / SBV Excelsior

I like attacking football and the best way to play it is on a fast pitch. The artificial grass pitch in Woudestein Stadium is fast, which really suits us.

Daryl van Mieghem

Daryl van Mieghem

Professional Soccer Player / SBV Excelsior

Our artificial grass pitch stays good whatever the weather. Our pitch is also fast - especially when it's wet - and that benefits our attacking style of play.

Bram van Polen

Bram van Polen

Professional Soccer Player / PEC Zwolle

The GreenFields pitch in our stadium has excellent playability. It is fast, which is fantastic for passing and completing moves. Everyone in the squad also thinks it's a good and reliable surface for playing and training on.

Sander Rozema

Sander Rozema

Professional Soccer Player / FC Emmen

You can still play football in Emmen even when there's snow on the ground.

Jordy van Deelen

Jordy van Deelen

Professional Soccer Player / FC Emmen

It's wonderful to be allowed to train on this pitch every day. It means we spend all our time in the stadium instead of at the training ground.

Frank Olijve

Frank Olijve

Professional Soccer Player / FC Emmen

I think it's fantastic that our youth team can now train and play in the stadium.

Illias Bel Hassani

Illias Bel Hassani

Professional Soccer Player / Heracles Almelo

I think artificial grass is ideal. I love playing on it! I can use my technical skills and, when I shoot, it gives the ball a lot of speed.

Ramon Zomer

Ramon Zomer

Professional Soccer Player / Heracles Almelo

For me as a defender, it took some getting used to at first, but I really enjoy playing on it now. The artificial grass pitch has also improved our style of play.

Tim Breukers

Tim Breukers

Professional Soccer Player / Heracles Almelo

The quality of the artificial grass pitch is good. Being able to play and train in practically any weather is fantastic.

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