Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
HAURATON provides drainage systems for artificial turf in the Olympic Hockey Stadium
The Summer Olympics will kick off on August 5 and HAURATON will have contributed to a successful event, having provided an artificial turf drainage solution with its SPORTFIX Rome I channels. The professional system will be used in Rio’s new hockey stadium which will host the olympic field hockey competitions. The channels’ corrosion resistance was a decisive factor, in fact: it performs extraordinarily even in tropical climates and has proven insusceptible against extreme weather conditions, all while allowing as easy maintenance. The Avenida Carlos Chagas Filho sports ground with its unfilled artificial turf will be safely drained for the duration of the games.
Corner links were tailor-made
The local planners and partners at Resinsa (Exclusive partner of HAURATON) were expertly advised by HAURATON, allowing for the perfect fit. Not only standard catalogue items were used in the project. Bearing in mind the stadium's dimensions, in certain areas, factory-made services were also provided such as corner links.
The planners were able to find the solution to their needs by using SPORTFIX Rome I channels not only for their built-in attachment system for artificial turf but also because the channel is light and therefore easy to install. The channels are made of 100% modified polypropylene which makes them very light but this material also makes them extremely resistant. The artificial turf surface is held in place by the attached gratings. By placing the edge of the turf surface over the upper channel edge, the turf extends a few centimeters into the channel. The gratings are attached to the channels with a locking handle, thus holding the artificial turf firmly in place.
Artificial turf continues to gain importance for sports grounds because it offers excellent, permanent playing conditions and easy maintenance.