Eclipse Hybrid Turf

  • New Hybrid Pitch For Kingsholm

    ... conjunction with County Turf of Lincolnshire at the end of this season. The new surface is a mixture of natural grass and artificial grass fibres. It looks and feels like natural grass but offers three times the durability. It is an evolution of the Eclipse Hybrid Turf currently in use at Welford Road. County Turf have also worked with the likes of Eden Park and Croke Park as well as recently installing three training pitches for Real Madrid's first team. CEO Steven Vaughan explained: "The best...

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  • Millennium Stadium To Get £3.3m Hybrid Pitch

    The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) have confirmed plans that they are to install a Hybrid pitch at the Millennium Stadium worth £3.3 million, bringing it in line with the surfaces used at the likes of Twickenham and Wembley.  The plans to replace the Turf, which has received high-profile criticism for cutting up, with a Desso pitch is a move that the governing body hopes could help it to attract the likes of the UEFA Champions League final or Euro 2020 matches to Wales, a discussion they are curren...

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  • Millennium Stadium Artificial Surface Installation Underway

    The new Hybrid pitch at the Millennium Stadium is on its way to completion as Desso Grassmaster begin work on the installation of the new surface. The new Desso pitch will be a Hybrid of artificial fibres and real grass and will be in place ahead of Wales' first autumn international fixture against Australia on November 8th. Wembley Stadium, Twickenham, the Aviva Stadium in Dublin and Real Madrid’s Bernabeu are among the other European stadiums who have used the Desso Grassmaster Hybrid syste...

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  • Murrayfield To Get Desso Pitch

    The Scottish Rugby Union has announced that it is set to invest in a new Hybrid grass pitch for Murrayfield in time for the 2014-15 season. The current surface at Scotland’s national stadium has received heavy criticism in recent months and it has been suffering from the effects of damage to roots caused by parasites prior to the autumn internationals. The SRU used garlic to combat the nematodes initially but it has now confirmed that a new Desso Grassmaster Hybrid grass pitch, which is reinfo...

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  • New Ticketing System For Bedford Blues

    Bedford Blues have launched a new ticketing system which gives rugby fans the chance to print out their tickets at home rather than waiting for the postman to arrive. Tickets are already on sale for the Blues pre-season fixture against Premiership and European champions Saracens as well as the home clash with Welsh Premiership side Pontypridd. Bedford have teamed up with Eclipse Ticketing to provide a brand new service which allows fans to purchase tickets online and then print them off at home...

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  • IRB & RFU to Join European Synthetic Turf Organisation for Rugby Expo Workshop

    The role of synthetic Turf in both professional and community rugby will be highlighted during workshops presented by the European Synthetic Turf Organisation in conjunction with the International Rugby Board and Rugby Football Union during Rugby Expo 2011 at Twickenham on November 23 and 24. The sessions will consider developments in synthetic Turf technology and the ways that appropriate systems can be applied in the uniquely demanding environment of rugby. Synthetic Turf can enable clubs to m...

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  • Clubs Reaping Rewards From Sowing The Perfect Pitch

    Picking the perfect pitch is a tricky business, not to mention a pricey one, but make the right choice and it may just provide a real return on your investment. Newcastle revealed in the past week that they are following Saracens' lead and installing a fully artificial 3G pitch in time for the new Premiership season, whilst Exeter are among the latest clubs to have opted to put in a Hybrid pitch at Sandy Park. So, which offers the best value for money or is grass still the greatest? Of course, s...

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  • Top Turf Talkers for Grounds Conference

    The Turf Disease Centre's Dr Kate Entwistle, STRI's Lee Penrose and Clark Cox from South Carolina University are the latest confirmed speakers for this year's Institute of Groundsmanship 'Ahead of the Game' Sports Turf Conference at York Racecourse on Thursday December 6. They join an array of industry-recognised authorities who will be presenting an education programme that will be unmissable for everyone involved in grounds care. Kate will discuss 'Plant parasitic nematodes: the facts and figu...

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  • STRI Announce Turf Care Courses

    STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) is providing a series of training courses for groundstaff and Turf care professionals in England and Scotland during October and November. Four venues - Reading FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Rangers FC and Wetherby Racecourse - will each host the three individual days of training covering detailed and practical information on the latest products, techniques, technology and machinery used in the management and development of sports Turf. Science-based, prac...

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  • TigerTurf appoint Hewitt

    Synthetic Turf manufacturer TigerTurf has appointed Steve Hewitt as European sales and marketing director.  Formerly European Lifestyle sales manager for Reebok, Steve helped drive Reebok’s European sales to over £500 million in five years and was an integral part of the branding team that launched the RbK brand across Europe.  On joining TigerTurf, Steve says: “TigerTurf is a dynamic company with an international reputation as a solutions based manufacturer of synthetic Turf.  With a ma...

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