World’s greatest competition, top level football, the biggest stars… all on GrassMaster at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff!

For the fourth time in history, the UEFA Champions League Final takes place on GrassMaster, a reinforced natural grass surface. Last year the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as the San Siro Stadium, hosted the final of this tournament on the same surface. In addition, Wembley hosted the 2011 and 2013 Champions League Final. All of the games took place on the same hybrid surface technology, called GrassMaster. This year’s final will not be different as the pitch at the Principality Stadium is the same reinforced natural grass system. 

This hybrid stitched system is the only proven long-term solution among its kind. It consists of a 100% natural grass surface into which artificial fibers are injected 18cm deep, in a grid of ±2x2cm. The ingenuity lies beneath the surface as the grass roots entwine with the fibers, thus anchoring the pitch. This results in a consistent playing surface with outstanding stability.

GrassMaster is used in some of the most famous stadiums is the world.  

The stitched hybrid technology has proven itself at renowned events such as the FIFA Football World CupsTM, Rugby World CupsTM, UEFA European Championships and the Olympic Games. The playing quality is the favorite of top players around the world. 80% of the Premier League clubs play and train on GrassMaster. Also international top clubs such as Arsenal FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, PSG, FC Barcelona, Inter and AC Milan, Stade de France, Villarreal CF, Chelsea, Green Bay Packers, CSKA & Lokomotiv Moscow and Wembley, also host of multiple NFL games, play/train on the GrassMaster system.  

About GrassMaster by Tarkett Sports

Pioneer in hybrid pitches since 1989, GrassMaster, also known as the Desso pitch, was developed to reinforce the durability and lifespan of natural grass pitches for sports such as football and rugby. Over time, GrassMaster, part of GrassMaster by Tarkett Sports, has become the world’s leading innovative stitched pitch technology with more than 640 references worldwide.

Today, GrassMaster by Tarkett Sports continues to lead the industry, having its stitched hybrid technology, GrassMaster and another, new technology, called ‘PlayMaster’, a lay and play system that ensures an instant playability. With PlayMaster, GrassMaster is dedicated to upholding the same high standards of quality performance for stadiums and training grounds today as it has been for years with GrassMaster.

Head Groundsmanager Lee Evans
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