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Author(s):Baker, S. W.
Author Affiliation:Sports Turf Research Institute, United Kingdom
Title:Provision of turf surfaces for major football stadiums in Europe: Environmental issues and design criteria
Section:Grasslands/rangelands production systems: Amenity and conservation turf and turf-grass
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Meeting Info.:Hohhot, China: June 29-July 5, 2008
Source:XXI International Grassland Congress and VIII International Rangeland Congress: Multifunctional Grasslands in a Changing World. Vol. 2, 2008, p. 283-288.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Guangzhou, China: Guangdong People's Publishing House
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Air movement; Choice of species; Drainage improvement; Environmental factors; Growth factors; Photosynthetically active radiation; Root zone mixture; Shade; Soccer fields; Stadia; Sun exposure; Surface compaction; Turf reinforcing systems
Abstract/Contents:"Major football stadiums present a significant challenge for the growth of healthy turf because of soil compaction and wear resulting from play, in an environment with significant levels of shade and restricted air movement. Turf drainage and growth can be improved by the use of carefully selected sand-dominated rootzones. The stability of the turf, which may decrease if grass cover is lost, can be improved by reinforcement of the grass layer by various types of plastic fiber. Quantification of potential light levels and airflow during the design stage is important to maximise the amount of light and air movement for the pitch in relation to the constraints of other architectural design criteria. A number of potential methods of improving the growing environment within stadiums is discussed, of which transparent roof tiles and artificial lighting systems in particular are being increasingly used."
Language:English
References:33
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Baker, S. W. 2008. Provision of turf surfaces for major football stadiums in Europe: Environmental issues and design criteria. p. 283-288. In XXI International Grassland Congress and VIII International Rangeland Congress: Multifunctional Grasslands in a Changing World. Hohhot, China: June 29-July 5, 2008. Guangzhou, China: Guangdong People's Publishing House.
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