CCGrass Provides New Field for National Stadium in Nicaragua
When the National Stadium in Nicaragua needed to upgrade its artificial grass pitch, CCGrass’s Libra 50 system was chosen. For the client, it was important to achieve the FIFA Quality Pro standard, as this synthetic turf ground hosts the national Nicaraguan team’s matches. Working alongside local company partner “Stadium Source”, the project was completed and the pitch passed with flying colours.
The original surface had been laid in 2011 and used for many international and community matches. After removing the old artificial grass surface, drainage work was carried out and the pitch re-graded to ensure it met the exacting tolerances FIFA standard’s demand. A shock pad was introduced and laid over the pitch, before CCGrass’s Libra 50 surface was laid.
The system chosen was a considerable upgrade, with the Libra product, featuring a unique shaped yarn that offers excellent resilience, durability and a soft feel, and a stronger PU backing.
Sand and SBR infill was applied and closely regulated to ensure even distribution, before the synthetic turf field was fully tested and certified.
After its first match, one player commented, “It feels like natural grass, all is wonderful.” A staff from the Federation Nicaragua of Football added, “The field is very good. We hope to have more opportunities with it.”
The field is the first to reach FIFA Quality Pro in Central America.