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FieldTurf artificial grass is the most preferred choice for Football fields for its safe, low-to-no maintenance and all-weather playability aspects. Unlike natural grass, FieldTurf synthetic turf Football fields do not become patchy, boggy and uneven.

Having met the strict guidelines and requirements for product development, performance and maintenance, FieldTurf is the FIFA Preferred Producer (FPP)The product is manufactured in the USA and conform to the highest standards. FieldTurf has its own yarn R&D and Production facility in Germany. It has innovated a superior yarn that is designed with a unique Process, Polymer and Geometry for sports use (unlike most products that use the same yarn designed for carry-bags). Therefore the products last much longer than any other product in the world!

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To date, we have installed over 15 FIFA standard artificial turf Football fields in South Asia and various high profile matches have been conducted on these surfaces, including:

  • 35th National Games, Kerala 
  • Indian Super League (ISL)
  • I-league matches
  • India’s first ever FIFA international match (Argentina & Venezuela)

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“The entire project (Football Field) was executed professionally. Your technicians showed great expertise in designing and constructing the sub-base and then the installation of the FieldTurf itself with sophisticated equipment.
We commend Great Sports Infra for a wonderful job and look forward to your continued support.“

Mr. Zodintluanga
Hon‘ble Minister for Sports & Youth Services
Govt. of Mizoram

The Football turf variety of FieldTurf was designed by focusing on four key Football related aspects, including ball performance, energy restoration, shock absorption and playability. FieldTurf is ideal for Football because of its fibre technology (ball performance), heavyweight infill system (energy restoration and shock absorption) and wide gauge tufting (playability).

Ranging from 50mm to 63mm pile height, this FIFA approved turf retains the same lush green feel for years and years, even with heavy usage. FieldTurf artificial turf is designed to live up to all professional and amateur Football expectations.

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Here are the top benefits of having a FieldTurf Football field:

  • FIFA preferred producer
  • Virtually NO maintenance!
  • 5 year Warranty (life over 10 years on usage of 3,000 hours per annum and for Football only)
  • Multi-sport & Multi-purpose capability
  • Fade Resistant  & Fire-retardant
  • All-weather playability (drains faster than it can rain)

Project: Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata

Installation:              August 2009
Area of Operation:  8250 SqmFIFA-certification
Length:                     110 Mts * 75 Mts
Product Used:          FTOS 1S

The Salt Lake Stadium is one of the most extensively used stadiums in the country. With 100’s of matches being played on it each year, even natural grass was unable to withstand the rugged usage. Anticipating even higher use, the stadium authorities decided to revamp with stadium with FieldTurf artificial grass.

The FIFA approved synthetic grass field has been awarded FIFA 2-Star certification – the highest rating for artificial turf from FIFA.

The stadium is world`s second largest stadium seating capacity wise and is South Asia’s second world-class artificial grass field. The state-of-the-art facility meets all the FIFA requirements.

Some of the significant games played on this field are:

  • First ever FIFA International match in India (Argentina Vs. Venezuela)
  • Home games of the India National Football team
  • Indian Super League
  • Santosh Trophy
  • Indian Premier League opening ceremony

Noteworthy Matches and recognition

Hosted an official FIFA match!

On 2nd September 2011, the world’s top teams – Argentina and Venezuela faced each other at Salt Lake stadium, which was the perfect setting for such an historic match – with FieldTurf’s next-generation artificial turf as the playing surface.

Lionel Messi – one of the world’s best footballers – mesmerized the crowd at Salt Lake Stadium by winning the match against Venezuela, spreading his magic yet again!

Alejandro Sabella, who is also a former Argentinean player and the coach of the Argentina National Football Team, praised the artificial turf (FieldTurf) and said, We are not used to playing on artificial turf. But it (FieldTurf) is very, very, good. It was in very good condition”.

The IFA shield matches were played on the newly laid FieldTurf pitch, where the semi-finals and finals were shown live on ESPN. Churchill brothers, Goa went on to win the tournament. During the tournament, entire Kolkata was drenched in heavy downpour, but FieldTurf’s unmatched drainage helped in smooth running of the tournament.

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