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FIFA Two Star installation for top Vietnam Sports University

A new quality benchmark for synthetic turf has entered the Asian sporting market, with the latest FIFA Certified pitch from Act Global at Ho Chi Minh University of Sport – featuring Bonar Yarns MN Global fibres.

As players set foot on the new pitch at Ho Chi Minh City University of Sport, they are the first in Asia to enjoy the latest in 3G football turf technology. Featuring the latest synthetic turf technology from Bonar Yarns, the prestigious training academy has set new benchmarks in quality, durability and performance for the region’s top playing surfaces.

The sports turf, Xtreme Turf DX, is manufactured by Act Global at their USA facility under ISO 9001 quality standards featuring an exclusive MN Global yarn blend from Bonar Yarns – a fibre that was developed in collaboration with Act Global.

The university chose FIFA preferred producer, Act Global, and Bonar Yarns high performing MN Global fibres due to its unrivalled durability, safety and performance features – ensuring the highest quality for such a prestigious university.

The pitch was completed with exclusive regional partner Hoang Nguyen Company, a leading installer for top-end football fields in Vietnam. The synthetic turf was finished with performance infill imported from Genan in Denmark, before passing stringent field testing to be certified to elite FIFA Two Star level. This is the second pitch in Vietnam which features Bonar Yarns fibres.

Bryn Lee, Global Business Director of Bonar Yarns, said:

Some of the best surfaces in the world are now synthetic, as they offer a unique balance of durability, resilience and skin friendliness. This is an incredibly exciting project both for Bonar Yarns and Act Global.

The system will greatly exceed the needs of a top international stadium, and has already been featured in several notable facilities, including Canada’s Montreal Olympic Stadium and CSV Apeldoorn in Netherlands.

Daniel Clapham, Regional Sales Manager for Act Global, said:

We are pleased to offer Ho Chi Minh City University our latest and most advanced synthetic turf, suitable for top talent at this important training facility. We are constantly researching, testing and refining our systems to ensure players receive the best in class technology and playing surfaces.

The new pitch will be used more than 50 hours per week by some of the country’s top athletes for training and matches. The dual-fibre system offers an ideal balance of player comfort and resilience, with durability testing exceeding FIFA’s standards by more than six times.

Sports University HCMC Vietnam Act Global MN Global (2)

Sports University HCMC Vietnam. Courtesy: Act Global