XtraGrass sprouts at FC Köln
At the start of this year, the XtraGrass hybrid turf system was laid in place of a natural grass surface at the training centre of German Bundesliga club FC Köln. Because of the limited training capacity at the ‘Geißbockheim’ ground, the club’s sporting management decided to use an extra pitch at the professional section’s main training ground, so as to be able to move special training of goalkeepers and athletics training there. Grass seed was sown in the XtraGrass Hybrid Turf and the natural grass is now sprouting through the XtraGrass, and it has already been mown once. It is expected that FC Köln – an ambitious club with a long tradition – will be able to use the pitch for the first time for the start of training after the summer break.