World Hockey Cup played on recyclable Dutch turf
The World Hockey Cup in The Hague in June is being played on sustainable, fully recyclable turf made in Holland.
GreenFields TX is an artificial turf system developed by Dutch company GreenFields in close collaboration with both technology concern TenCate and top Dutch hockey players. The turf was developed with an eye on playing modern, fast hockey at the very highest level. Features include high ball rolling speed, low friction, consistent grip and rebound damping. The turf was tested extensively at Dutch hockey club Klein Zwitserland. Based on experiences by the hockey players, the system was further perfected to what has now been crowned the best in the world by the World Cup’s organisation. One of the two venues for the World Cup, the GreenFields Stadium, is outfitted with the TX turf. During the tournament, 24 teams from 15 countries on five continents will play 76 top-level matches. The matches are expected to be viewed by 386 million fans on television and a further one million watching via online YouTube streaming.
Source: Rabobank World Hockey Cup