Stockhorn Arena

June 2016

Professionals at top-flight club FC Thun have played their home games on a synthetic pitch since the Stockhorn Arena was opened in July 2011. The turf that had been there from the start had to be replaced in June 2016 as it was worn out, and the club opted for the LigaTurf RS Pro II CoolPlus. The syn-thetic turf system from Polytan is certified with the “FIFA Quality Pro” seal of approval. Not only does this demonstrate the high quality of the new sports surface, it also makes the pitch officially suitable for international fixtures. The pitch was designed and installed by Bächler + Güttinger AG of Kiesen. The stadium in Thun means that there are now two footballing venues in Switzerland where matches in the Super League – the top flight – are played (as of September 2016). The first was the Stade de Suisse in Bern. BSC Young Boys, the holders of several Swiss titles, have played there on a LigaTurf RS Pro CoolPlus pitch from Polytan since 2014. It is also “FIFA Quality Pro” certified.

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