Polytan – LigaTurf Cross R at Chrobry Głogów training pitch, Poland
Recycled turf for top-level football at Polish football academy
Głogów (formerly known as Glogau) is located in the Polish voivodeship of Lower Silesia, astride the River Oder. The town, which for centuries was part of Prussia, was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War. Today, the reconstruction of the city centre is considered a shining example of historical restoration. This was not least made possible by the discovery of copper deposits, and subsequently, by the construction of one of Europe’s biggest copper smelters. This led to rapid population growth, placing Głogów among the ten largest cities in Lower Silesia with a population of over 60,000 today.
Football has always been a popular pursuit in the mining city with its heavy industry. Today, Chrobry Głogów Football Club plays in the first Polish league. On the club’s training ground at the Chrobry Głogów sports facility, Training Pitch No. 3 has now been renovated and fitted with our LigaTurf Cross R. The recycled turf combines the playing characteristics of natural grass with technologies that make it as robust and low-maintenance as fully textured synthetic turf. In addition, it has a mixture of straight and textured filaments, perfectly combining the benefits of both fibre types: thanks to its straight filaments, LigaTurf Cross R looks and feels like natural grass.
What’s more, its textured filaments provide low and easy maintenance, greater infill stability and increased turf volume. LigaTurf Cross R is the perfect solution for busy professional training facilities, sports colleges, and amateur and professional clubs alike. Thanks to recycled material in the filaments, LigaTurf Cross R is also highly sustainable. Good news for us and its users: the surface of the training pitch has been certified with the FIFA Quality PRO. Products, playing surfaces and technologies that are certified with this quality seal guarantee optimal performance at the highest level.
In Głogów, Poland, our new LigaTurf Cross R once again proves that football can be sustainable, even at the top level. It is primarily used by players from the Chrobry Głogów Football Club and students of the Football Academy. The pitch was installed by our Polish partner, Panorama Objecty Sportowe, in the autumn of 2023.