Sports Fields Experience
UEFA Europa League Final 2012
Without maintenance, a well-constructed pitch does not guarantee an optimal playing surface. Maintenance is essential in order to have an optimal playing surface. This includes preventing diseases and pests, fulfilling the nutritional needs and performing specific mechanical operations.
The pitches that feature a turf that’s worn-out will most likely need renovation. This means that the surface layer will be thoroughly removed, the substrate will be improved and levelled and in the end a new turf will be installed, either by seeding or roll laying.
Artificial pitches are used for both leisure and official matches. They support a much more intense use than the fields with natural grass. Even if these pitches are made of artificial fibers, monthly maintenance is required to have an optimal surface. Poor maintenance will result in to the degradation of the synthetic turf fibers. Consequently, the quality of the surface decreases, as well as the quality of the game.