Act Global and Canadian partner Carpell Surfaces have been working together to install three fields on the Canadian West Coast for the City of Vancouver – two of which will be used chiefly for soccer and one which will be used for field hockey.
Kerrisdale Park, pictured at left, a FIFA- and World Rugby-compliant pitch, features Xtreme Turf DX60 and a 23mm Proplay shockpad. Ecofill Rebound, thermoplastic elastomer was supplied by Carpell.
Mercer Stadium in New Westminster also features Xtreme Turf DX60 with a 23mm Proplay shockpad. All new turf installations in the city of Vancouver will now be using TPE infill. The same turf is also installed in Panama at Estadio Agustín Muquita Sánchez, central to the Panama sports community by hosting both professional and local club matches. The DX system lends an ideal balance of performance, durability and player comfort to meet the needs of this elite sporting facility.
Oak Meadow Park, also in Vancouver, features Xtreme Turf NFH13, a water-based FIH Global-approved turf. The same turf is featured at Stadium Hoki MBPJ, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The system includes advanced texturized fibre technology and glass-reinforced primary that requires less glue than a typical backing for a highly durable surface. The water layer helps lower friction to create a flat, fast pitch for the high speed of gameplay. A short, dense turf pile gives excellent traction and surface stability to enhance player footing, stick movements and ball roll for a technically accurate game.
“We continue to see demand grow for higher quality artificial turf. Buyers notice that high quality products produce longer-lasting fields, not to mention the ever-important safety aspect, said Guillaume Loubersac, Technical Director for Act Global. “Alongside our trusted partners, we continue to deliver the best playing surfaces to our players around the world.”
About Act Global
Act Global is a world leader in synthetic turf technology, with manufacturing facilities on three continents and sales in more than 80 countries. The company carries a full range of products for sports (Xtreme Turf, UBU and Xtreme Grass), landscaping (Xtreme Lawn), aviation (AvTurf) and land reclamation (LiteEarth). Act Global’s UBU brand is known for providing “Ground Gear for Athletes” to 19 NFL fields and numerous colleges. Venues that have utilized turf with the UBU brand include MetLife Stadium, Paul Brown Stadium, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, U.S. Bank Stadium and NRG Stadium. Act Global is also a FIFA Preferred Producer for Football Turf, Synthetic Turf Council Certified Manufacturer, World Rugby Preferred Turf Producer, FIH Preferred Supplier, and holds ISO 9001 Certification. To learn more about Act Global visit http://www.actglobal.com.
About Carpell Surfaces
Carpell Surfaces is a leading supplier and installer of synthetic sports surfaces across Canada. The company has an excellent reputation for top-quality installations in sports facilities at major universities, colleges and schools, as well as high-profile sporting events such as the 2015 Toronto PanAm/ParapanAm games and the 2015 Women’s World Cup at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. A running track by Carpell Surfaces, located at Gerard Filion Secondary School in Longueuil, Quebec, was named 2016’s Outstanding Outdoor Track Facility of the Year by the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA). Carpell was also featured by the publication Canadian Business Executive as winner of the 2015 Best of Canada award. To learn more about Carpell Surfaces visit http://www.carpell.com/en/home.html.