Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper - Barcelona, Spain
- Location: Barcelona, Spain
- Team: FC Barcelona
- Sports: football
- Size: 42,700 square meters
- Surface: FieldTurf Optimum
- Installed in: 2012
FieldTurf Poligras (Iberica division of FieldTurf) has been working with FC Barcelona for over 20 years. This strong relationship saw FieldTurf install 4 artificial grass pitches in the Ciutat Esportiva with its state-of-the-art FieldTurf Optimum 63 Patented solution. This product features one of the most durable fibres in the industry surrounded by a patented mixture of silica sand and cryogenic rubber infill material. This synthetic turf system has been designed to offer maximum safety, playability, and durability, as well as enhanced surface permeability.
Emili Sabadell, FC Barcelona’s Director of Operations, was quoted as saying that “the agreement with FieldTurf is very beneficial for FC Barcelona, as we will replace the current artificial turf, which was installed ten years ago, with new turf of a quality that is appropriate for our youth football.
By partnering with FieldTurf and FieldTurf POLIGRAS, FC Barcelona also benefits from an innovative and environmentally-friendly way of reusing the old turf. Indeed, FieldTurf succeeded in replacing existing pitches by recycling old surfaces. The different components that made up the system installed ten years ago in the Ciutat Esportiva (rubber, sand and turf) were carefully separated using an extremely innovative and patented machine so that the materials can be reused and given a new lease on life.
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