In the summer of 2012, we made the first pilot pitch at the Stadium "Carlo Pedroli" in Verbania.
The first PowerGrass pitch in the world, was inaugurated on October 7th during an official game of Verbania in D division in Italy, a step before the professional teams. All teams that played on PowerGrass, appreciated the new sport surface, fresh, thanks to natural grass, and stable, reinforced so invisible and imperceptible by the artificial turf, encouraging an easygoing game without the risk of sprains and abrasions during extreme actions and falls.
Players love to play on PowerGrass.
The coach explains that the control of the ball is the most important aspect in the football game. If the player controls the ball on the first bounce has achieved 50% of his task. On artificial turf, the ball slips away, especially when is wet and is more difficult to control it.
Carlo Pedroli Stadium was previously in natural grass on natural soil. While raining, became heavy and after just one training section looked muggy. PowerGrass supports the weight of the player even on wet surface. The damages on the grass are almost invisible after the game.
The property confirms on PowerGrass we had no injuries and ligament problems related to the field conditions.
During the same period, PowerGrass was installed in the training area for goalkeepers and marksmen from head to Borussia Möchengladbach. After 8 weeks, required for the growth of grass, the area has been used for routine workouts. Later, in the spring of 2013, Georg Vievers confirmed the validity of the system.
Both sites were visited by turfgrass experts from different countries: Italy, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland and United States and have attracted strong interest.
In the spring of 2013, the German Football Federation visited the training area of Borussia and confirmed the validity of the project, considering this type of field equivalent to the natural grass playing surface.
All visitors have noticed a big difference compared to old systems and recognized a great opportunity to realize, already in 2013, several pitches in Europe and in emerging markets. In fact, during summer period 2013 were made:
Verbania October 7th, 2012 - Opening of the first field in the world - part one
Verbania October 7th, 2012 - Opening of the first field in the world - part two
Khimki Arena - PowerGrass test
On December 27th, 2013 PowerGrass was installed for the first time in a stadium of professionals at the Arena Khimki stadium in the area of the goal line.
All fields are mandatory
POWERgrass hybrid turf field
Synthetic turf field