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FC Bayern Campus, Munich

maj 2024

LigaTurf Cross GT zero at the FC Bayern Campus

Green at every level: sustainability and environmental protection for youth football

If you want to be among the big players, you need to actively invest in young talent. Young athletes are coached and developed in state, national and Olympic training centres, to name but a few examples. Since 2017, the record-holding German champion from Munich has been supporting talented young footballers at its very own FC Bayern Campus. Its 30-hectare grounds feature a total of eight football pitches – used for training and matches by the U9 to U19 teams and FCB’s women’s and girls’ teams. The grounds also encompass a sports hall for the basketball, handball and table tennis departments, as well as miniature football fields, including a beach football field and beach volleyball court.

A sustainable milestone for youth football in Munich

As a leading provider of sports surfaces, Polytan is proud to present the latest project on the FC Bayern Campus. The miniature playing field is not only the fifth synthetic turf system from Polytan to be installed by the club, but also a sustainable milestone for youth football in Munich.

We fitted the miniature playing field with our innovative LigaTurf Cross GT zero, the world’s first 100% carbon-neutral synthetic turf system. The filaments on the climate-neutral synthetic football turf are made largely of biobased raw materials. As well as being highly sustainable, they guarantee a natural appearance and perfect playing properties. The clear visual highlight of the miniature playing field is the FCB logo, which was integrated in the centre circle of the turf as a special feature.

Cushion course made of Polytan PolyBase GT

The fact that our synthetic turf is filled with a natural cork infill contributes significantly to its sustainability and environmental compatibility. As the foundation for the playing field, we installed the Polytan PolyBase GT cushion course, our innovative product based on the latest development in our Green Technology.

Decision-makers at the FC Bayern Campus were swayed by the combination of sustainable and environmentally components in one modern synthetic turf system. They consciously opted for the most sustainable product currently available on the market and are impressed by the natural look and feel of LigaTurf Cross GT zero.

Our goals: to protect sport and the environment

The miniature playing field, which has an area of 1,200 square metres, was created as a multifunctional alternative to a disused beach football field. At the official handover of the playing field in June 2023, the CEO of Sport Group EMEA summarised Polytan’s goals for this project and the future: “With our commitment to sustainability and the environment, we want to offer innovative solutions to football associations worldwide. The project on the FC Bayern Campus is a shining example of how we can work together to protect sport and the environment.” The golden key for the playing field was personally handed over to the head of FC Bayern’s Youth Academy, Sebastian Dremmler, with the remark that this entirely “green” miniature playing field marks an important step towards ecologically responsible football.

With this pioneering project, FC Bayern is explicitly making a statement for sustainability and environmental protection in football. And Polytan looks forward to seeing future talents emerge on this cutting-edge, environmentally friendly playing field.

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