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GreenFields TX chosen for hockey World Cup 2014

The foundation for top competition
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 through 15 June 2014 in the Kyocera Stadium of ADO Den Haag. During the Hockey World Cup The Hague will be the hockey capital of the world and thus the heart of all activities. A worldwide sporting event in combination with attention for international developments and cultural integration by means of sports, music and food.

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GreenFields create a symbol of hope for a devastated community

GreenFields have installed a new artificial turf pitch at Mutrún Community Football Stadium that was completely destroyed an earthquake and tsunami in 2010. The city of Constitución on the coast of Chile was hit by a huge earthquake and tsunami on 27 February 2010. Over 350 local people were killed and many buildings were destroyed.

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Rapid Vienna trains on 100% recyclable GreenFields MX artificial turf

Vienna, Austria – As part of the refurbishment of the Hanappi stadium in Vienna, recently two new 100% recyclable artificial turf fields emerged. The artificial turf installed is the GreenFields MX which is the first product of the latest ‘green’ generation of artificial turf products. Both fields were built by the company Strabag AG and meet FIFA 2-Star criteria.

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World’s first IRB/FIFA approved dual use pitch

Maidenhead Rugby Union Football Club (MRUFC) is to become the home of the very first new ‘One Turf’ pitch. This is the new global specification for dual use pitches which has been approved by both the IRB and FIFA and delivers the best possible playing surface for both sports.

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Promoted football club PEC Zwolle opts for a GreenFields woven artificial turf field

After an absence of eight years, PEC Zwolle is now preparing to re-enter the Dutch premier league. PEC Zwolle endeavours to become a stable premier league club. And that deserves a field that is worthy of the premier division in every respect. The club has chosen an artificial turf field produced according to a patented 3D technique from TenCate for producing artificial grass clumps, which is sold worldwide by GreenFields, a subsidiary of TenCate.

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TenCate gives premier league club Heracles Almelo a world first

AstroTurf Heracles AlmeloIn the 2012 / 2013 season the premier league club Heracles Almelo will be playing on an innovative synthetic turf pitch from TenCate, which is based on patented weaving technology. This is the first official synthetic turf pitch in which a number of new developments have been combined, resulting in optimum ball and playing performance and full recyclability of the pitch. The club has thus achieved a world first. These technological developments will also be used for the main pitch in the new Heracles Almelo stadium that is to be built.

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GreenFields’ sets the benchmark for community football facilities in Chippenham

The Football Foundation, local Member of Parliament and internationally renowned football freestyler, Billy Wingrove, all praise the new GreenFields artificial turf pitch in Chippenham (Wiltshire), England. The opening of the new GreenFields pitch constructed within the FA Framework coincides with Stanley Park winning the award for “Public Sector Outdoor Facility of the Year” at the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) National Industry Awards.

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2012 Olympic legacy strategy with dual use artificial turf pitch

As part of the 2012 London Olympics and 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games legacy strategy, GreenFields have installed a new dual use artificial turf pitch certified for both Rugby and Football usage. Following the legacy strategy, pitches can still be used after the Olympic Games. The new pitch, which is only the third of its kind in Scotland, will serve the local rugby and football clubs as well as providing access for numerous smaller community clubs and local schools.

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New football pitch marks a new start in war torn Afghanistan

The U.S. Army have transformed Kabul’s former Olympic Stadium with the installation of a GreenFields’ artificial turf pitch. The refurbished stadium in the capital city of Afghanistan symbolizes progress as NATO forces increasingly withdraw from this country and, in particular, will also help to encourage women’s football in Afghanistan.

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GreenFields’ first dual use pitch in India secures National Academy status

A GreenFields dual use football and hockey pitch, installed at the Father Agnel School in Mumbai, India, has been chosen by a joint team from the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and FIFA as the solid base for one of the first national football academies in India. The Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School in the Vashi suburb of Mumbai opened in 1982. It has worked hard to ensure that the students have access to good sports facilities as an integral part of their education. The school’s investment in a GreenFields synthetic turf pitch has now been recognised by the AIFF and FIFA who have chosen the school as one of four new residential football academies in India.

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GreenFields installs first FIFA and IRB certified dual use pitch in China

GreenFields has successfully installed their first dual use FIFA and IRB certified artificial turf pitch in China. The prestigious Western Academy of Beijing chose GreenFields for their popular pitch construction and their focus on quality for the installation process. The Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) is an international school set up in 1994 to accommodate the growing expatriate community in Beijing. Currently educating over 1,500 children from 57 different countries, ranging from kindergarten to high school, the school has to offer a range of sports facilities to accommodate all ages and cultures.

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Artificial turf pitches in Scotland show the way for English Clubs

There is growing pressure from English Football League Clubs to allow the installation of artificial turf. As the GreenFields artificial turf pitch at Scottish based Stenhousemuir receives its 6th annual FIFA 2 Star certification, clubs in the English Football League are starting to realise the long term, sustainable benefits an artificial turf pitch could bring to their clubs. In the 1980’s clubs like Queens Park Rangers, Luton Town and Oldham Athletic installed the first generation pitches. However their use was stopped in professional league games. Skip forward 20 years and the restriction in the professional league games is still in place yet turf technology has moved on two generations in leaps and bounds. Modern artificial turf pitches are completely different products, tried, tested and approved by football’s world governing body, FIFA.

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GreenFields and AstroCorporation hit a home run at Kyocera Dome Osaka

Osaka, Japan – In only 10 days’ time AstroCorporation, GreenFields’ strategic partner in Japan, installed a new baseball field at the KYOCERA DOME OSAKA in Osaka. The Dome is one of the largest indoor covered spaces in Japan. Besides hosting numerous concerts, events, meetings and conferences, it is mostly known as home of the Orix Buffaloes, one of Japan’s Pacific League Baseball professional baseball teams.

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GreenFields delivers fully recyclable artificial grass system to HHC Hardenberg

Thanks to GreenFields, HHC Hardenberg (HHC) now has a 100% recyclable artificial grass football field. HHC took the initiative for this project, in collaboration with GreenFields, artificial turf manufacturer TenCate Grass, and installer C.S.C. Ceelen Sport Constructies. The club can now boast one of the world’s first genuinely ‘green’ artificial turf fields.

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Football turf for Sandar Sport Club

Football turf Sandar

Sandar Sport Club in the city of Sandefjord was founded 80 years ago.  Like many sports clubs in Norway, it was founded by volunteers in the local community. Today, the club has over 1600 members and is an important pillar in the community of Vesterøya in Sandefjord.

Physical activity has always been an integral part of Norwegian society and more than 50% of the population is a member of at least one sports club.  Most of them rely on voluntary work and goodwill to be able to develop necessary facilities for sports.  Sandar Sports Club is a typical example; for years they have saved up money through bake sales and lotteries, sponsorship and voluntary work.  Last year they decided to embark on the largest development project in the club’s history: two brand new artificial turf fields in 2011, followed by an indoor hall in 2012 and two 7-a-side artificial turf football fields in 2013.

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GreenFields realizes IRB approved pitch at Scotstoun Stadium

GreenFields has completed a brand new rugby pitch at Scotstoun Stadium, a “state-of-the-art” complex in Scotland which will feature in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. GreenFields artificial turf system Slide Pro has achieved certification of the International Rugby Board (IRB) and will be used by the Glasgow Warriors.

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GreenFields enters Peruvian Artificial Turf market

GreenFields continues its global expansion and has successfully entered the Peruvian market by installing a new artificial turf pitch in Chiclayo. Working with its local partner Menbelsports International, GreenFields has completed its first artificial turf installation in Peru at the Jockey Club Chiclayo located in the Northwest costal region.

Chiclayo is the fourth largest city in Peru and has a population in the metropolitan area of over 900,000. The Jockey Club Chiclayo was established 60 years ago as a private sports club, providing excellent facilities for local people. The club is spread over 29 acres and has a large range of facilities including a golf course, eleven clay tennis courts, three football fields,  a artificial turf football field, eight fronton courts, volleyball courts, a sand volleyball court and swimming pool.

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GreenFields awarded as IRB Preferred Producer

IRB Preferred ProducerGreenFields has been awarded the prestigious Preferred Turf Producer status by the International Rugby Board (IRB) in recognition of their proven quality and global track record in manufacturing, installing and maintaining artificial turf. The IRB has launched the One Turf programme, a ground breaking initiative to regulate and standardise the development performance and maintenance of artificial turf worldwide. With its global reach and exacting quality standards, GreenFields was the natural choice as one of the key Preferred Turf Producers.

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TenCate and GreenFields join forces

Genemuiden, Netherlands– TenCate, market leader in the field of synthetic turf fibres and carpet backing for sports pitches and landscaping, will increase its share in GreenFields, a leading company in the synthetic turf industry. The objective of this stake-building move is a long-term strategic partnership that allows TenCate and GreenFields to leverage products and enhance market shares worldwide. According to TenCate a “strong and friendly relationship with GreenFields is critical for Ten Cate’s strategical vision within the synthetic turf industry.”

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