The Dutch Coöperatie Eerste Divisie has awarded the contract to install synthetic turf fields at its clubs to TenCate Grass, following a tender process. The installation of the first fields at Jupiler League clubs will begin this summer and will be carried out by GreenFields, a subsidiary of TenCate.
By entering into a collective agreement, Jupiler League clubs will benefit in the same way as already experienced by the Premier Division since summer 2012.
A number of these synthetic turf fields are already present in the Jupiler League and Premier Division, such as those installed last summer at Heracles Almelo and PEC Zwolle. This summer, similar fields will be installed at FC Oss and FC Den Bosch. The field at Den Bosch is a GreenFields MX artificial grass system installed by C.S.C. Ceelen Sport Constructies and to be completed 18 July.
As part of the collective agreement, TenCate will use its highest-grade synthetic turf systems for this Dutch top-flight football project, to optimise the quality of the playing fields across the first division and to reduce cancellations, particularly during the winter period.