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Sports ground Grundstraße, Wuppertal

October 2020

Polytan LigaTurf Cross with sand and EPDM for the sports ground Grundstraße in Wuppertal

Milan? Wuppertal!

Anyone who thought CSI Milano was in Milan hasn’t yet been to Wuppertal. That’s where the football club of the same name has been playing its home matches since 1976. On the Grundstraße sports ground, to be precise, and always sharing with Hellas – no, not Hellas Verona, Hellas Wuppertal. The players of both district league teams are looking forward to the new season with anticipation but also impatience, because a new synthetic pitch and a mini pitch for school and club sport have been installed on the former ash facility in Langerfeld. That this was possible can be attributed in part to the spell of good weather while the site was closed due to coronavirus.

Our LigaTurf Cross turf system, which marries smooth with textured filaments to combine the advantages of two types of turf in one ideal football turf, was installed. The use of smooth filaments of the LigaTurf RS+ CoolPlus type produces the impression of a real football turf in terms of feel and appearance, while the combination with the textured filaments of the LigaGrass Pro CoolPlus ensures simple, reduced maintenance, better infill stability and more turf volume. Little wonder, then, that our LigaTurf Cross is already being used successfully in professional sport across the world – and from now on also in Wuppertal. The infill consists of sand and has an EPDM sealing membrane.

The pitch is surrounded by a Rekortan M running track in brick red, while the oval also contains a mini pitch with synthetic turf. But that’s not by any means all – in addition to an already completed long-jump and shot-putting area, a high-jump facility is also being installed in the adjacent area. Wuppertal city council will then begin work on a new sports hall, which is to be erected in modular form on the green area next to the track and is to be ready for occupancy by the end of the year.

Although not all the work has been completed and the sports facility is intended first and foremost for school and club sport, the sports department and CSI Milano hope that leisure athletes will also be allowed to use the site in the transition period until it is finally approved, because the reduced level of school sport means it is not being used to capacity.

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