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Hockey Pitch Construction with 3G Hockey Turf

OUR PASSION YOUR SPORT – HOCKEY

Hockey is a game that is all about speed, and demands a lot from its players. But it demands a lot from the playing surface as well. Not a lot of sports give the playing surface a beating like hockey does. So a hockey surface needs to be incredible durable to handle the excessive wear and tear of this sports.

The surface has to be and remain flat, fast and predictable to be enable players to play at top level. A slow pitch takes the fast pace away and limits the players to excel. The GreenFields® TX hockey system provides that consistent, predictable and durable playing surface.

GreenFields® TX is one of the most recent innovations, an artificial grass system developed in close collaboration with technology specialist TenCate and leading hockey players.

In its development , TX has been tested extensively by clubs playing at the highest level. Based on hockey players’ experience, this artificial turf system was further developed on a user level to create a system that has been crowned Number 1 in the world by the World Cup organization.

The World Cup Hockey pitch GreenFields® TX builds on the success of the GreenFields® MX system used by professional football clubs in the Dutch Jupiler League, and stems from GreenFields’ ambition to develop a top-quality playing surface for hockey – a pitch that is ideal for playing modern fast hockey at the highest level.

GreenFields have years of experience in the design and construction of both water based hockey pitch and sand dressed hockey fields.

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There is a lot to think about when you decide to purchase a new synthetic turf field. Request more information below:

FIH approved hockey turf manufacturer 

GreenFields FIH preferred manufacturerGreenFields are a FIH (International Hockey Federation) approved synthetic turf manufacturer. Synthetic hockey fields are available to meet FIH Global classification or FIH National classification. An FIH approved hockey field provides a professional quality playing surface suitable for competition matches. FIH Global hockey fields are required for international competitions including: Olympic Games; World Cups; Junior World Cups; Champions’ Trophies and

 

FIH World Cup Qualifying Tournaments. Some national tournaments also require an FIH Global certified pitch. Hockey fields with an FIH National classification are satisfactory for most other tournaments.GreenFields ensure that all synthetic hockey fields are installed to the highest standards. The quality of a hockey field is measured by its performance in the areas of safety, drainage and playing characteristics such as hockey ball behaviour.

These standards are explained fully in the publication entitled “FIH Handbook of Performance Requirements for Synthetic Turf Hockey Pitches”.

GreenFields TX

Total Control

Identical ball roll in all directions, high rolling speed and accuracy of the ball

Speed

Ultimate surface for high speed combination play

Grip

Quality and consistent foot grip (torsion)

GreenFields TX

World Cup Hockey pitch

GreenFields TX is one of the most recent innovations, an artificial grass system developed in close collaboration with technology specialist TenCate and leading hockey players. In its development, TX has been tested extensively by clubs playing at the highest level. Based on hockey players’ experience, this artificial turf system was further developed on a user level to create a system that has now been crowned Number 1 in the world by the World Cup organisation.

YOUR HOCKEY TURF SYSTEM

 

Individual components

The properties of the individual components of a hockey turf system are not a measure for performance. It is not just the turf or the shock pad. The quality of a synthetic turf system is determined by the know-how to combine the individual elements into a total system. This implies a multi-disciplinary approach to improve continually all the elements of a synthetic turf system and involvement of suppliers in the design and development of products. GreenFields has forged partnerships and alliances to increase the impact and sustainability of innovative technologies into the development of new turf systems.That’s why we partner with companies from various industries to develop and deliver innovative products.

Preparation and tailormade design

GreenFields vision to create perfect playing conditions all over the world, has driven us to adapt our organization on all different levels. GreenFields’ CI&M Department is the knowledge center that controls the design and construction of each project. The design of the object is based upon evaluation of the local data provided by our sales partners, engineers and the customer. All the information is translated by our CI&M Department into a first draft of the object with details of surrounding elements. Each final design is made with CAD / CAM technology to ensure precision for the installation of surrounding elements, the drainage system, the sub- base construction and the turf system.

Sub-base construction

The sub-base and earthwork vary from continent to continent, country to country and even region to region. The advantage of a well-planned sub-base is that it does not have to be rebuilt each time the turf itself is replaced.

A good stable and suitable base is extremely important for the overall quality of the pitch and its lifespan. The construction is done by a local GreenFields office or with a local construction company under supervision of GreenFields. On a regularly basis GreenFields’ supervisor will be present during construction and check whether the work is done according to the design and if the process is within the planned time schedule.

Installation

The installation of synthetic turf can and will only take place after the quality of the sub base and eventually the shock absorption layer have been approved.

Works starts with unrolling the rolls according to the seaming plan. The rolls are rolled into place and the edges of the rolls are cut. Before the workers start gluing them together seam tapes are laid under the joins between the strips of turf. After all the strips of turf have been glued together, the pitch lines are cut out and the lines and centre spot are glued into position.

Luciana Aymar

Luciana Aymar

Captain, Argentina women’s national hockey team

This is my last World Cup and I have to say that the stadium and the pitch are amazing. The second pitch in the GreenFields stadium is a nice pitch as well. It’s different from most pitches in Argentina. The pitch is very fast so we love to play here, it’s a very nice pitch.

Sardar Singh

Sardar Singh

Captain, India men’s national hockey team

We are really enjoying the pitch, it is smooth and fast and the main thing is that the field is not slippery. It is good for fast hockey.

Alyson Annan

Alyson Annan

Head Coach / Dutch young national team (ladies)

"The new pitch at the Wagener Stadion (national hockey stadium) is absolutely excellent! It is a good, taut, fast field; the ball bounces well and rolls evenly in all directions, making for a fast game."

Mark Knowles

Mark Knowles

Captain, Australia men’s national hockey team

I really like the pitch, it plays really well. The ball rolls nice and smooth, so far the boys are really enjoying it. My first impression of the field was: ‘Perfect!’

Floris Evers

Floris Evers

Player / AHBC and former Dutch National teamn

"The new pitch at the Wagener Stadion (national hockey stadium) is absolutely excellent! It is a good, taut, fast field; the ball bounces well and rolls evenly in all directions, making for a fast game."

Mark Hager

Mark Hager

Head Coach, New Zealand men’s national hockey team

We think the pitch is very good, it’s nice and flat and has a good even ball bounce. We find the field is fast and we like to play quick hockey as well so I think you will see good hockey during the World Cup.

Maartje Paumen

Maartje Paumen

Pro player / Dutch international team

"A fantastic field for my corner, GreenFields TX makes it easy to keep the ball with you and give it lots of speed"

Kayla Whitelock

Kayla Whitelock

Captain, New Zealand women’s national hockey team

The GreenFields TX field is awesome, it’s smooth and fast. It just suits our style of playing and to come to a stadium with a pitch like this is just fantastic!

Max Caldas

Max Caldas

Head coach / Dutch women's national team

“GreenFields TX so far turns out to be perfect surface that works really well for our fast combination play”

Eva de Goede

Eva de Goede

Dutch National Womens team and AH&BC

The GreenFields TX field in the Wagener Stadium is an absolute top field! Nice tight fast pitch, good ball bounce and an equal ball roll in all directions enables us to play our fast game perfectly

Simon Child

Simon Child

Player, New Zealand men’s national hockey team

It’s a perfect pitch, the turf plays very well, it’s nice and flat.

Seung Jin Yoo

Seung Jin Yoo

Head Coach, Japan women’s national hockey team

I think the pitch is very good especially in terms of skill and performance. It’s easier to take control over the ball.

Lauren Crandall

Lauren Crandall

Captain, USA women’s national hockey team

I was really impressed with the synthetic turf field. I think it plays really flat so it’s a fast pitch to play on. It plays really true. We have a lot of speed on the team so a pitch that runs fast really helps our game.

Ros Morante

Ros Morante

Manager, Newcastle International Hockey Centre New South Wales, Australia

Newcastle International Hockey Centre is very pleased with the Greenfields TX product. We have three artificial surfaces and have at all times sourced the best product to suit our centre since its opening in 1989. The players have indicated the surface runs true, sure footing with very little under foot friction, and excellent for all levels of skill.