Sportpark De Heikant

June 2016

Dutch professional football club Achilles ’29 of Groesbeek has been playing its home fixtures on synthetic turf in the “Sportpark De Heikant” since the start of the 2016/17 season. To make the switch from real grass to synthetic turf, the Jupiler League club opted for LigaTurf RS Pro II CoolPlus, a system with smooth filaments designed specifically for professional football by Polytan. Optimal shock absorption and hence protection from injury for the players is provided by the 25 mm thick elastic layer, as yet the only one of its kind in the Netherlands. It consists of highly elastic rubber granules and retains its elasticity for over 30 years. The chosen infill was the exceptionally high-quality Bionic Fibre infill, which is made of entirely new EPDM granules. These granules are of an irregular shape, in contrast to the angular, smooth-cut form of conventional infill. They feel very pleasant to the skin, just like natural raw materials.

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