2 Feb 2013

GreenFields TX chosen for hockey World Cup 2014


On Thursday 24 January, the Royal Dutch Hockey Federation (KNHB) organised the first press conference regarding the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014. The tournament will take place from 31 May - 15 June 2014 at the Kyocera Stadium of ADO Den Haag. During the Hockey World Cup, The Hague will be the hockey capital of the world and GreenFields are proud that our pitches with be at the heart of it all.

The world’s best men and women hockey players will come to the Netherlands for the Hockey World Cup. During 14 days 24 teams (women and men) from around 15 different countries of five continents will play their matches, and every day at prime time the Dutch national team will play. During the Rabobank Hockey World Cup there will be 76 top-level matches and also off the field plenty of activities will be organised. A promo-village called Hockey Park, live music-performances, culinary surprises and a diversity of Side Events will complete the party. Important pillars of this tournament are: the link with social and cultural objectives, international transfer of knowledge and the development of hockey as a sport.

A part of the press conference was the revelation of the tournament identity. A choice has been made for a house style that is recognisable, attractive and flexible, that radiates more than just hockey and that is fully in-sync with a fantastic international hockey feast: Let’s celebrate hockey!

The FIH is very excited about the upcoming 2014 World Cup in The Hague. Every tournament in the Netherlands enjoys amazing fan support and is always a well organised, unforgettable experience. Once again the KNHB is taking things to the next level, especially the online digital media platform will put hockey on the cutting edge of Olympic sports and will give the fans a new and interactive experience during the World Cup.

Leandro Negre, FIH President

Hockey Park

The Hockey Park has many facilities and excellent accessibility. Next to the Kyocera Stadium, offering seats for 15,000 spectators, the GreenFields Stadium has a capacity of 5,000 seats. Both inside and outside the stadiums there are plenty of catering facilities and various entertainment.

GreenFields Artificial Turf Fields

GreenFields has been selected as the official Hockey World Cup field. In collaboration with Royal TenCate, a partner of the KNHB, research has been done on the artificial turf system that will meet everyone’s needs. A test-field from GreenFields, a daughter-company of Royal TenCate, has recently been installed at H.C. Klein Zwitserland. The construction and the field playability have been closely monitored and have already resulted in an evaluation and some adjustments in order to create the ideal Hockey World Cup field.

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