Crusaders F.C. Selects Xtreme Turf for Stadium Pitch

Football turf surface earns FIFA Two-Star Certification for famous club

Football turf surface earns FIFA Two-Star Certification for famous club

AUSTIN, TEXAS USA The storied Crusaders F.C. in Belfast is the first top Irish professional club to play on a new generation of football turf named Xtreme Turf manufactured by FIFA Preferred Producer, ACT Global Sports.

The Crusaders Football Club was originally founded in 1898 and plays in the IFA Premiership. Due to the harsh winter climates, the club needed a synthetic turf alternative to natural grass at its Seaview Stadium.

The club also demands a surface that performs like natural grass and protects the players from impact and lower extremity body movements. These requirements include shock absorption, foot stability, rotational traction, slip and foot lock resistance, as well as proper ball interaction with the surface. After a careful review of the many turf systems, rusaders F.C. selected the latest Xtreme Turf for its professional players.

The transition to this football turf at Seaview will be fruitful for the club. The matches at Seaview Stadium in Northern Ireland will be the only field to survive the harsh weather conditions over the winter period. It also allows the stadium to expand its potential uses especially after earning the important FIFA Two-Star certification. This FIFA Recommended Pitch enables Seaview to host international competitions as the FIFA field test confirms the highest playability, safety and performance.

Director, Wil Ditzel comments, "ACT Global Sports is very pleased to have been selected for this important stadium. This is another recognition that our Xtreme Turf is a great solution for top professional teams around the world. As a select supporter of the FIFA Preferred Producer program and its strict quality, durability and natural grass benchmarks, we are excited when our latest technology and proven turf systems can be enjoyed by the top players."

ACT Global Sports is headquartered in Austin, Texas with additional production locations in Calhoun, Georgia, Asia and Europe. It services its international clients through offices in The Netherlands, Cyprus, Poland, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, UK and France. Local sales and support is offered through an expanding partner network of leading sport field contractors in over 50 countries.

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