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Real Madrid opts again for Desso artificial turf pitches for its training centre
Leading training centre
In 2005, while building the training centre, Desso was selected to supply the artificial turf pitches.
The original pitches are being upgraded in 2 stages. The first three Desso pitches have been in use since early February. The existing pitches will be transferred to schools and clubs in the area.
Perfect pitches throughout the year
With the training centre, the club aims to create an ideal environment for both the first 11 under Manager José Mourinho, the reserve and youth teams.
To ensure that all of the teams get the training opportunities they require, the club must have continuous access to pitches that are in perfect condition.
By choosing a combination of natural, hybrid and 100% artificial pitches, all of the pitches stay in perfect condition regardless of the weather conditions and intensity of use. The Desso artificial pitches can be used much more intensively than natural grass. In this way, the other natural grass pitches suffer less and they, too, remain in optimum condition.
Keeping 17 teams satisfied
Paul Burgess, Grounds Manager Real Madrid: “In my time at Arsenal FC, I’d worked on projects with Desso already and was more than happy to continue that relationship at Real Madrid. We choose the new Desso iDNA grass. Not only does it provide a great playing surface, it also helps me to maintain the natural grass pitches in top condition. In this way, I can keep 17 teams happy.”
Desso Sports Systems is the international specialist in innovative sports fields for football, rugby and hockey pitches as well as tennis courts and multifunctional fields. Desso is FIFA Preferred Producer for football turf.
Over time, Desso has installed more than 50 million m² of pitches at both amateur and professional clubs all over the world. The hybrid Desso GrassMaster is in place at some 450 stadia and training centers worldwide, including Wembley and 10 Premier League clubs.
Desso Sports Systems is part of Desso, which manufactures contract carpeting and carpet tiles for offices, public buildings, schools, hospitals and airlines.
Helga Webers, marketing manager, hwebers(at)desso.com +32/ 474/ 994 250