Ecocept® Base

Pitch Construction

TenCate Ecocept® Performance Sports Base is an innovative new type of porous pavement specially developed to use below synthetic sports turf surfaces. The base acts as a combined structural layer and shock pad to ensure a stable surface whilst also reducing the loads experienced by players. It also reduces the impact on the environment as it is almost entirely made from recycled materials, including old synthetic pitches.

The Ecocept Performance Sports Base is made of recycled plastics, recycled rubber and a binder material. For each full-size pitch installation, it can divert up to 140 tonnes from landfill. Moreover, an end-of-life synthetic turf can now be recycled into a base for a new artificial grass pitch. 


As part of a GreenFields system, Ecocept is specifically developed as the base for synthetic turf sports surfaces. It integrates seamlessly with artificial grass to enhance biomechanical properties and support performance.


Ecocept provides structural stability in a fully bound and stabilised base. The sports base has excellent drainage performance, eliminating costly below field drainage. It can consistently provide shock absorbency across the entire field, reducing the amount of loose infill required within a system.

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    TenCate Ecocept®

    See how the construction process is carried out utilising this innovative sports base.

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