The artificial turf pitch by Søholt in Silkeborg
Silkeborgbanen has been designed according to the recommendations described in the joint European guide for the construction of artificial turf pitches, CEN report (DS/CEN/TR 17519).
The purpose of the test and development project in Silkeborg is to verify if it is possible to keep the loss of microplastics from the artificial turf pitches to a low and acceptable level – with simple means. Apart from the new insights, the ambition is to share the knowledge and experience gained throughout the project to national and European user community.
The main driver is lack of all year pitch capacity. This conditions a dependency of 100% functional pitches in the winter season where the capacity for 360.000 players goes approx. 4.500 in the summer season to around 400 artificial pitches.
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Design of Silkeborgbanen
Below you find technical data sheets for Synthetic Grass Carpet, Rubber Infill and E-layer.
As the documents show, the pitch needs 7 kg of rubber infill/ m2.
With a pitch area of 9442 m2, a total of 66 tonnes of rubber infill has been used.
Synthetic Grass Carpet
GreenFields Slide Max Pro
GENAN SUPER COARSE
Short guide to environmentally friendly artificial turf pitches
We have received several requests for a simple explanation of the most important recommendations from the joint European guidelines for the construction of artificial turf pitches, CEN report (DS/CEN/TR 17519). In this document, we have prepared a short guide to environmentally friendly artificial turf pitches - based on the joint European recommendations and the preliminary experiences from Silkeborgbanen.