- Location : Mumbai
- Client: Father Agnel Vashi
- Size: One full size football field
A modest SSC school from Vashi here has done what fancy private schools and sports bodies haven’t — set up a multi-sport artificial turf ground which can be used for hockey as well as football.
This is the first time in India such initiative was taken by any sports infrastructure company.
The turf on which both football and hockey can be played. Both the sports requires different turf characteristics, football requires ball bounce whereas hockey does not require ball bounce at all, instead it requires ball roll.
This challenge was taken up by Acosa Sports Infrastructure Services and we came up with unique combination of artificial grass and infill material which made the idea of developing the multisport artificial turf ground turn into reality.
Synthetic grass enables players to practice in the four months of monsoon too and it also reduces the chances of injury.
All three former sportsmen Mr Dhanraj Pillai , MM Somaya and Mr Henry Menezes were present during the inauguration, said this was the first time they were hearing of a dual use artificial turf ground in India.