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Manchester United training complex fitted with Dutch grass system by Desso

07 August 2014 - The Manchester United training complex is soon to be fitted with Desso’s hybrid grass system. This involves a total of three fields (surface 20,000 m²) in the training complex. Thanks to the reinforced natural grass system, the fields will be in perfect playing condition in almost all weathers. Recently, this system was also installed at Bayern Munich (Allianz Arena) and Paris Saint-Germain (Parc des Princes). Next season, 15 of the 20 clubs in the Premier League will be playing their home games on Desso GrassMaster.

Desso Sports Pitch

DESSO GrassMaster is a patented technology consisting of a 100% natural grass field in which synthetic fibres are injected 18 cm into the ground and 2 cm apart. This results in 20 million synthetic fibres which strengthen the field. However, the exciting part of the system is under the grass. The natural grass roots grow around the synthetic fibres and anchor the grass to provide a stable and flat playing surface.

Desso GrassMaster Machine

“Last year, we installed Desso GrassMaster at Old Trafford. We’re obviously delighted that such a famous club as Manchester United opts again for Desso pitches for its training fields. This is an acknowledgement of the performance of Desso GrassMaster.”

Marc Vercammen, General Manager at Desso Sports

Top clubs play and/or train on Desso GrassMaster fields

Top international clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United, PSG, Arsenal FC, Inter and AC Milan, VfL Wolfsburg and many others play and/or train on a Desso GrassMaster field. In the Dutch premier division, AZ plays its home games on this system. The famous, multifunctional Wembley stadium which is home to the English national team also has it. Furthermore, Desso GrassMaster fields have also been installed in the new, hypermodern training complex of the English FA (St. George's Park).

During the World Cup 2014™ in Brazil (the São Paulo stadium), the EURO 2012 and the World Cup 2010™ in South Africa, games were also played on Desso GrassMaster fields. 

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