Desso Grass at 2010 FIFA World CupTM

Desso Grass at 2010 FIFA World CupTM

been asked by the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa South Africa, Afrikaans Suid Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2005 est. pop. 44,344,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km), S to install a Desso GrassMaster Desso GrassMaster is not an but a synthetic enhanced natural grass developed in the Netherlands in the 1980s.

A natural grass pitch reinforced with artificial grass fibres. system in two match venues for the 2010

FIFA World Cup South Africa(TM).

Over the next few weeks, the Desso GrassMaster system will be

installed at the stadiums in Nelspruit (Mbombela) and Polokwane (Peter

Mokaba). With a capacity of around 45,000 spectators, both new stadiums

will each be hosting four group matches. Amongst others Italy, Ivory

Coast, Argentina, Australia and France will be playing one of their

matches in these stadiums.

The Desso GrassMaster system is made up of a 100% natural grass

surface, into which 20 million fibres have been injected

to a depth of 20 cm. The roots of the natural grass intertwine with the

artificial fibres, which anchors the field into a stable and a level

grass surface. The installation of the Desso GrassMaster system is

scheduled for the end of April.

With this type of pitch, the 2010 FIFA World Cup(TM) will have a

perfect pitch throughout the tournament. Over a short period of only

several weeks, the 2010 FIFA World Cup(TM) stadiums will be used

intensely for training and matches. Thanks to the reinforcement of

artificial grass fibres, Desso GrassMaster offers reliable pitches in

all weather conditions. After the tournament, the pitch will continue to

serve for football and for rugby games.

Stef Kranendijk, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Desso: “Supplying the stadium pitches for

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