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As players set foot on the new pitch at Najafgarh Football Field, they are in for delight with the FIFA QUALITY CERTIFIED turf installed there, featuring the latest synthetic turf technology from FieldTurf, the world leader in artificial turf.
This artificial turf of over 10,000 SQM at Kair village in Najafgarh, Delhi was installed by Great Sports Infra, the leader in Sports Infrastructure in South Asia.
With this installation the Sports Complex has set new benchmarks in quality, playability and execution for Delhi NCR’s top playing surfaces with the international certification from FIFA.
GSI’s artificial turf is manufactured by FieldTurf under ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 quality standards. Featuring a superior yarn that is designed with a unique Process, Polymer and Geometry for sports use, this turf is among the best a Football field can get.
“We have installed over 500 sports facilities in India; including over 20 FIFA standard artificial turf Football fields in South Asia - the first was for Chowgule Group, Goa in 2005. Since then various high profile matches have been conducted on these surfaces, including: 35th National Games, Kerala, Indian Super League (ISL), I-league matches, India’s first ever FIFA international match (Argentina & Venezuela) in addition to the dozens of school playgrounds, corporate campuses and pay-n-play facilities.”, says Anil Kumar, MD of Great Sports Infra.
The company goes on to list out numerous advantages of artificial turf over natural grass like greater lifespan, lesser maintenance cost, heavy and versatile usage of the turf - all leading to much lower cost of ownership, but their emphasis was most on the player safety and reducing the risk and severity of injuries, which they claim is far lesser because of rubber infill and cushioning in the turf.
“Of late there’s been tremendous demand for better performing artificial sports turf in India, as people recognize that better quality artificial turf produce longer enduring fields, with lower maintenance, safety and increased playing time to make the most of their investment,” concludes Anil Kumar, MD, GSI
About Great Sports Infra
Great Sports Infra is South Asia’s leading provider of turnkey solutions for sports infrastructure. It was the first company in India to introduce the next-generation artificial grass - FieldTurf and today, there are over 5,500 installations in 230 cities & towns in South Asia.
Their product portfolio spans artificial grass for sports & landscaping, the complete range of indoor and outdoor sports surfaces, synthetic athletic tracks, sports field conditioning systems, turf protection tiles, modular galleries and multi-purpose domes.
Starting in 2004, they have installed over 12 million Sft. of these surfaces and executed some of the prestigious projects like M. Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru), Vibrant Gujarat (Mahatma Mandir), 35th National Games (Kerala), Govt. of Gujarat (Sama), World Military Games, Govt. of Maldives, Govt. of Mauritius etc.
GSI is a winner of CII-Business Line ‘Emerging Entrepreneur’ Award 2012, Skoch Achiever Award (India's Best SMEs) 2015, South Asia Education Summit Award, 2015 - Best Sport Empowerment, 'Top 100 SME Companies in India’ out of 49,023 nominations, by India SME Forum, featured in CNBC's Young Turks, “25 Best Sports Start-ups” in India report published by FICCI and finalist of the prestigious TATA NEN Hottest Start-ups and Economic Times - Power of Ideas.