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Vodafone Arena Opts for Stunning Reinforced Natural Turf Installation

Fri 24th Jun 2016 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

UK based SIS Pitches and Bonar Yarns technology recognised as the number one choice for the Besiktas Vodafone Arena in Istanbul, Turkey – the first stadium of its kind in the region.

The flawless reconstructed, seeded and installed pitch in the spectacular new Vodafone Arena includes SISGrass, the most advanced system for reinforcing natural turf.

SISGrass, a patented technology from SIS Pitches, features the highest quality custom fibres from Bonar Yarns – a unique yarn blend which is exclusive to SIS Pitches. Having sourced the latest yarns for this unique technology, SISGrass provides clubs with a 95% natural grass pitch.

George Mullan, CEO of SIS Pitches, states:

“We are really pleased with SISGrass having invested a significant amount of time and effort in developing a completely new hybrid system to meet the exact needs of our existing and future clients worldwide. We see SISGrass as a genuine game-changer and that is demonstrated by the amount of enquiries we are receiving on a daily basis”

The SISGrass system marries the best elements from both synthetic turf and natural grass in one surface, presenting the Vodafone Arena with unrivalled durability, improved pitch recovery time and increased playing hours – supporting several times more playing hours when compared to natural grass.

These key benefits are assisted by the top-of-the-range MN Ultra fibre which is injected by a patented technology into the specially prepared rootzone. Once the grass has grown, the two tone green of the MN Ultra yarn is almost impossible to detect, yet offers support to the grass roots and stabilises the ground to ensure longer training and playing hours without excessive wear.

Davida Decorte, Director of RD&I of Bonar Yarns, states:

“Bonar Yarns selected, in close cooperation with SIS Pitches, a monofilament yarn that provides good overall performance as stand-alone fiber, in order to guarantee the desired sport characteristics on the SISGrass pitch in all circumstances. MN Ultra yarns are proven to perform at a high level for a variety of fields (FIFA * FIFA ** and World Rugby).”

Consequently Besiktas will experience all the benefits of playing on a natural pitch, with - despite the small percentage present - the robustness and endurance synthetic yarn provides.
This is a great development for the synthetic turf industry, providing further alternatives for sports which are not prepared to opt for a fully synthetic turf field.

Posted by: Kev Howland 

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