Soccer

Soccer

Whether you call it soccer or football, synthetic sports fields are revolutionising the game with facilities being able to schedule more matches in all weather and players praising the regular frequency of the games along with the true, predictable bounce the surface provides. A synthetic surface allows three times the frequency than that of a grass surface, with maintenance a necessity, the time and money required to do so is significantly less than maintaining a grass field.

As technology has evolved so have communities, along with elite players now embracing the natural turf alternative. Ensuring player safety is key and knowing that our products and systems are FIFA approved provides you the assurance that a world renowned governing body, founded in 1904 is putting there stamp of approval on your product of choice.

Soccer. We live it. We love it.

FIFA Quality Programme for Football Turf

Quality for your Game!

FIFA acknowledges the potential of artificial turf for the development of football. Due to its resistance to weather and more intensive use, it qualifies as the best alternative to good natural grass. In order to ensure the quality of the artificial surfaces used, FIFA established the FIFA Quality Programme for Football Turf, which certifies final installations that have gone through the testing procedure devised in 2001.

FIFA football turf testing procedure

For football to be played on artificial turf, the surface needs to fulfil specific requirements in regard to the ball/surface and the player/surface interaction. A FIFA-certified football turf surface that has been tested according to the stringent testing regime of the FIFA Quality Programme will replicate a natural grass pitch in good condition.

Turf maintenance pays off

To develop the game in all areas of the world, FIFA supports the usage of FIFA-certified artificial turf (football turf). To protect the investment and increase the longevity of the surface, it is essential that it is maintained properly. A maintenance study conducted by FIFA shows that only pitches that are maintained regularly can stay within FIFA’s requirements.

Selecting the right system for your athletes

Top shelf Soccer system

Our most durable system

The best value system

  

The System for you is:

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The System for you is:

LigaTurf RS+260 COOLplus® our top shelf Soccer playing surface with high shock absorption and performance, is the proven elite system developed for professional football turf systems where sports performance and outstanding durability is desired. Thanks to the yarn design and the surface structure, the LigaTurf RS+260 COOLplus® is in a league of its own when it comes to both playing qualities and wear resistance.

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The System for you is:

LigaTurf HB260 our most durable and hard wearing Soccer playing surface, suitable for all levels of play. It is a proven system with an excellent track record and has exceeded the expectation of players due to the unobtrusive and minimal impact of the SBR performance infill.

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The System for you is:

LigaTurf HB250 our best value Soccer playing surface suitable for all levels of play.

LigaTurf HB250 is based on the LigaTurf HB260 system with 10mm less pile; also incorporating a shock pad layer and reduced rubber infill. LigaTurf HB250 fibre, infill and shock pad combination is the same as what was independently Lisport tested (simulated wear) to 150,000 cycles at testing to its true durability.

Read more about our best value Soccer system, LigaTurf HB250 >>

SYSTEM FEATURES

Number of hours per week your field will be used

  • < 10 HOURS
  • 10-20 HOURS
  • 20-40 HOURS
  • 60+ HOURS

If required, this system can be used for general public use

  • YES
  • NO

If required, this system can be used for elite competition

  • YES
  • NO

If required, this system can be line marked for multiple sporting codes

  • YES
  • NO

Other sports you can play on this system

  • RUGBY
  • AFL/CA
  • NFL

If required, this system can apply for FIFA certification

  • YES
  • NO

If required, this system can accommodate a central cricket wicket

  • YES
  • NO

Soccer Field Dimensions

Soccer field dimensions

https://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/support-and-advice/facility-management/developing-facilities/dimensions-guide/sport-specific-dimensions/football-(soccer)

FAQs

Every soccer field project is different, whether it be the location, the size of the project, do you require one field or multiple fields, even how supportive the community is, these along with many other factors will play a role in your project. With multiple avenues to navigate ensure you choose a professional contractor to ultimately help manage the project, one who is committed to helping you get the best solution for your facility. Contact our customer service team to discuss your facilities requirements and we will recommend an accredited contractor to suit your needs.

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” — Mark Twain

Yes, our Ligaturf Soccer systems do carry an Advanced Polymer Technology Asia Pacific Pty Ltd’s Warranty. The warranty is restricted to materials supplied by APT Asia Pacific only. It expressively excludes all other obligations or liability in connection with any matter or thing, the condition or quality of the Advanced Polymer Technology Australasia playing surface and further, including without limitation, damages for personal injury or damages related to lost revenue, increased costs, down time costs and all other indirect or consequential damages. If at any time during the Warranty period a client feels he/she has a valid warranty claim, and notifies us in writing, we will delegate a representative, within 15 days of the notification, for a joint inspection. If the claim is agreed as valid, then Advanced Polymer Technology Australasia Pty Ltd will carry out the repairs within a period of 30 days. Our technical and sales staff will be available at all times to advise on the care and maintenance of the surface or any questions you may have regarding our Ligaturf product warranties should any need arise.

It is important to maximise the opportunity to achieve a fields life expectancy through an effective maintenance. A maintenance study conducted by FIFA shows that only pitches that are maintained regularly can stay within FIFA’s requirements. Get a glimpse into how the artificial pitches are maintained and examined with the video from FIFATV above.

An independent authority, Smart Connection Consultancy in conjunction with Alastair Cox Associates have put together “The smart guide to Maintaining Synthetic Sports Turf (Long Pile)” provides you with a well informed overview of what and why a good maintenance program is needed.

Each soccer field is different, it has its own unique levels of use, maintenance programs vary and local conditions contribute to the lifetime of a surface. As a guide our Ligaturf products can last up to 10 years with heavy use (approx. 60 hours per week). Your field may continue to perform but you should expect a drop off in quality. There are warning signs of when it is time for you to start considering a resurface, this includes the seams opening up, drainage not working and fibres coming out or being worn down completely, this would be noticeable in the heavy use areas. If you have a regular maintenance program in place and the pitch is tested or inspected annually, it should be possible to forecast when the fields performance starts to decline. If you are unsure or if your field needs a health check please contact us or an APT Accredited Installer to assess your field.

Absolutely, please speak to one of our friendly staff to obtain the necessary specifications for our Ligaturf product range.

Testing for FIFA 2 Star

FIFA Certification - Getting your Soccer Field certified

The FIFA Quality programme aims to endorse products that meet strict quality requirements to improve the game and to protect the players, clubs and associations . Only artificial playing surfaces which have been tested in the laboratory and on the field according to the stringent testing criteria of the FIFA Quality Programme can be called football turf. This name means that these systems fulfil the quality requirements necessary for Football in terms of playing performance, safety, durability and quality assurance. To read more about the FIFA Quality Programme, https://football-technology.fifa.com/en/media-tiles/about-football-turf/ or Get a glimpse into how the artificial pitches are maintained and examined with this video from FIFATV

Source: https://football-technology.fifa.com/en/media-tiles/about-football-turf/
https://football-technology.fifa.com/en/media-tiles/fifa-quality-programme/
https://youtu.be/f_oDFdIPaQE