Sunday, March 17, 2013
On artificial grass, the rolling speed of the ball, the routes are better than natural turf.
World Cup into the African continent, at the same time to bring with it many surprises, also faces numerous difficulties. Questioned for it has not stopped since South Africa determined to host the 2010 World Cup, including of course the quality of the football stadium's turf in South Africa. Original inherent and winter in adverse weather conditions, the South African stadium turf quality is difficult to make people compliment. How to solve this problem, FIFA President Sepp Blatter way: natural not to use artificial. This bold ideas into reality, so has implanted artificial grass for South Africa's two stadium is the first time in the history of the World Cup.
South Africa venues like the Super League. Confederations Cup held in South Africa last year, made a comprehensive test work on the preparation of the "rainbow nation". How other aspects aside, at least in the natural turf quality assessment did not pass.
Johannesburg's two stadium (Soccer City stadium, Ellis Park Stadium) claim to every stadium in the quality, but even so, the Ellis Park stadium is still a far cry from the standard of the World Cup - natural turf thin to easily exposed sand, uneven, causing the player is injured. This site conditions seen often in the Super Stadium on CCTV explanation even joked that the stadium is a football field. And can accommodate 93,700 spectators, will host the opening ceremony and final Soccer City stadium is also the problem of poor drainage system water feature, When it rains, the stadium may become rice fields and natural lawn soil to naturally muddy unbearable. In addition, the climatic conditions are also important factors that affect the natural turf quality, every June and July is the coldest time in the Southern Hemisphere, the temperature difference between the climate change is particularly large, which makes turf maintenance also especially difficult, not easy to survive.
Such natural turf quality has also been criticism of the participating countries, the most attention to the technology with the Spanish team had complained on several occasions about the bad quality of venues in South Africa, if Spain unexpected losing, bad natural turf, perhaps it will become their " punching bag. "
The natural grass not fill with fake grass, how to solve the issue of South Africa's turf, has been organized by the African continent this World Cup and campaigned Blatter think of a way for them: the use of artificial grass. In fact, as early as the end of the World Cup in Germany, Blatter has been proposed the idea. This may sound like a fairy tale idea, but the venues in South Africa can be achieved. World Cup history will be the first to use artificial grass.
There are several strong teams figure to stay in France and Mexico, Greece and Argentina in the group stage, will be held here, to obtain satisfactory results.
But natural, no matter how well difficult than moderate softness and length of the artificial grass. It is precisely because of the relatively delicate natural turf, artificial grass mushroomed Bay, but the total can not game time when grass growth set it? artificial grass, although the cost is relatively low, but the latter part of maintenance, pest, maintenance is too much trouble, the long-term costs even higher in the past a lot of artificial grass. Artificial grass, however, is precisely to compensate for the inherent weaknesses of natural turf. On artificial grass, the rolling speed of the ball, the routes are better than natural turf.