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Mission to Moers: a combined sports complex that is out of this world
A date to remember: by August 2013 the second construction phase of the Filder Benden combined sports complex in Moers will be complete.
Because of the wide range of different sports facilities the complex will contain, it has been decided to conduct the work in three phases – Polytan|STI has been there from the beginning. As a completely new building, the complex has been planned with ecological needs in mind; the surrounding landscape forms the basis for its drainage system. The combined sports complex was designed by the Willich-based landscape architects Müller + Partner, with Dipl.-Ing. Norbert Seeger as Project Manager.
At the focus of the first construction phase was the central type B sports arena in which an athletics track surrounds a large artificial turf sports field and a hockey playing field. The turf systems employed, Polytan LigaTurf R CoolPlus and MegaTurf CoolPlus, conform to the most stringent requirements of professionals and amateurs alike. The 400 metre track is surfaced with Polytan M, the ideal synthetic basis for high- performance and competitive sports.
The second phase involves the construction of two further large sports fields with surfaces provided by Polytan|STI. The Polytan LigaGrass artificial turf used is both extremely hard-wearing and unbelievably flexible. Thanks to the high-quality 100% PE material used, this top performance football turf is significantly softer than other crimped-pile artificial turfs so that players benefit from natural ball behaviour. A field for athletic throwing events with areas for beach volleyball, boules and boccia round off the amenities on offer in Moers.
The sports complex is situated in an extensive public park area and on completion will be initially used by two sport associations, the Grafschafter Spielverein Moers (GSV) sports club and the Moerser Turnverein (MTV) gymnastics club.
The third and final construction phase is still at the planning stage, but will involve the construction of a small synthetic turf field and a small multifunctional synthetically surfaced area.