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Aspire Zone success for ASI Sport

Aspire Zone success for ASI Sport
June 9, 2011

Action Sports International (ASI) have recently completed a range of installations at sports venues in Qatar's Aspire Zone.

The US-based company installed their Astroturf GT+ synthetic for training fields at Qatar's National Football Centre (QNFC) while also installing 20,000 metre2 of Eagleturf Lifestyle 20 turf as cover for the athletics track at Doha's Khalifa Stadium along with a further 40,000 metre2 of their EagleLawn MF 35 landscaping turf duo MF in the sporting precinct.

The Astroturf GT+ system installation, which commenced in January, incorporates the latest turf technology with 'horseshoe' shaped fibre that stands back up after heavy wear. The infill is all epdm, beige/green and the 65 mm polyurethane backed turf is laid on a 23 mm rubber shock-pad from Stockmeier Urethanes in Germany.

Qatar is the host of the 2022 Football World Cup, which will be the first host in the Middle East, so when the QNFC chose to replace its indoor and outdoor pitches from Fieldturf and Mondo, to Astroturf GT+, it was a huge decision for the region and turf technology for the Gulf.

The outdoor field includes Astroflect, a new technology that brings the surface temperature down by 20%.

Qatar will host the the 2011 GCC Arab Gulf Under 21 Championships, being played exclusively on Astroturf GT+.

Meanwhile, ASI's Australasian distributor, Mark Tapley of ASI Mainland Sports Ltd (New Zealand) has been undeterred by the recent Canterbury Earthquake, installing ASI's Court Pro 16 tennis surface at the Spreydon Tennis Club is in Christchurch.

The Spreydon Tennis Club, which consists of have a dark blue court with emerald green surrounds, for a modern and visible ball effect, is the fitth New Zealand tennis club to install Court Pro.

Established in 2009, Christchurch-based Mainland Sports Ltd (MSL) supply, install and maintain ASI synthetic sports surface brands, based out of Christchurch.

Director, Mark Tapley already has experience in Eaglelawn synthetic turf construction and installation, along with ASI-Court ITF certified synthetic grass tennis courts and cricket turf.

For more information contact Mark Tapley of ASI Mainland Sports Ltd - New Zealand on 0800 675 887, E:

Image: Doha's Khalifa Stadium

3rd December 2010 - QATAR WINS 2022 WORLD CUP BID 




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