Deportivo Saprissa, Costa Rica

Deportivo Saprissa, Costa Rica
Deportivo Saprissa, Costa Rica
Deportivo Saprissa, Costa Rica
Deportivo Saprissa, Costa Rica

“The pitch allows us to have a better ball control and play a faster game”
Fernando Paniagua, midfielder at Deportivo Saprissa

"The Monsters’ Cave" equipped with Desso artificial grass

Deportivo Saprissa has certainly earned her nickname "El Monstruo Morado" (the purple dragon). Having won the CONCACAF Cup - the equivalent of the European UEFA Champions League - three times, the Costa Rican club is one of the best in the American continent.

Artificial turf best suited in a tropical climate

Due to long tropical rain seasons, the club was forced to replace her natural grass pitch with an artificial turf field. With Desso iDNA, the Ricardo Saprissa stadium (nicknamed "the Monsters Cave") is equipped with a durable, flexible, resilient and water-absorbing artificial grass pitch that has the same look and feel as natural grass.

"We are very happy with the new pitch. It allows us to have a better ball control and play a faster game. It is a pitch of the highest quality," says Fernando Paniagua, midfielder at Saprissa.

Combine football and events on artificial grass

The stadium is by all means a true multifunctional venue. Not only does it host football matches, it was also used for concerts of e.g. The Black Eyed Peas and Shakira, and other events such as monster truck driving.

Artificial Grass
Hybrid Grass

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