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Stunning New Synthetic Football Pitch For Chelsea FC

Easigrass have just completed another synthetic grass football field, meeting international FIFA standards. The project was achieved on time and within budget making another very happy and satisfied client.

 

Not just any client – Chelsea Football Club, who Easigrass have been the preferred contractor for the past 18 years and have built up a reputation of delivering a quality product and first class service.

The project requirement was for a new £4 million CFC Academy Indoor Arena which was to overcome the planning restrictions at their site the first indoor structure was an air dome. The new permanent structure measuring 80m x 60m falls in line with the new Academy 1 criteria set by the FA.

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Some of Our Artificial Grass Installations in Dubai

In August 2014 Easigrass, the artificial grass company, set up in Dubai to address the growing artificial grass market. Up until this point any artificial turf requirements were being serviced from their London Head Quarters. Operations kicked off in late 2014, since then Easigrass has gone from strength to strength working with some of the most prestigious companies and brands in the UAE.

Some of our installations;

Irish Village

After only one month of operations Easigrass was involved in their first major project which was to replace the existing lawn at famous the Irish Village restaurant in Garhoud. They were initially approached by restaurant manager Dave Cattanach, as he had been struggling for years to keep the lawn looking inviting, green and most importantly alive. Due to the extremely high footfall and traffic at the Irish Village it had become an impossible task so Dave was looking for alternatives. Having explained the resilient nature of the Easi-Mayfair product to the owners of the Irish Village, Dubai Duty Free, they decided to take the plunge and replace the natural grass with Easigrass, artificial grass. Since the artificial grass went in the management have not looked back; one less headache for Dubai’s busiest restaurant!

Artificial Grass Installation in the Irish Village, Garhoud, Dubai

Irish Village Artificial Grass Installed in Dubai

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

The success of the grass installation at the Irish Village encouraged the management of the adjoining property, The Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, to consider the options for their garden area. They were unable to maximise the potential of the space due to the trees in the middle of the lawn. The trees prevented the events team from being able to set up a proper marquee on a level surface but just as importantly the shade the trees created meant that no light was reaching the natural lawn and it had therefore deteriorated into ugly muddy patches. The plan was to totally redesign this area, remove some of the tree and create a level surface for a large hospitality area where the hotel could host weddings and corporate functions. Easigrass were called in and set to work. Once all the trees had been removed and retaining wall was built the team were able to excavate and level the new 2,000 square metre lawn ready for the artificial turf. The transformation is fantastic and has now given the hotel the perfect entertainment and function space.

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel Fake Grass, Dubai

Fake Grass Installed in Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai

Sofitel The Palm

Easigrass were called to The Sofitel Hotel on The Palm Jumeirah to look at the grass areas around the swimming pool. The issue that the landscaping team were facing was that the lawn areas were being destroyed by guests pushing and pulling the heavy sun loungers all day. Inevitably the grass never had time to re-establish so these area became worse and worse until eventually they were nothing but earth and sand. Guests in a 5 star hotel expect the pool areas to be clean and tidy so something needed to be done. Artificial grass seemed like a great solution. Easigrass explained that they infill the grass with silica sand which is a clean, white, round sand. In a normal residential situation they would apply 8kgs per square metre of silica sand to the grass installation but in this case, where the usage and traffic is extremely high, they doubled it to 16kgs per square metre. The sand acts as protection to the base of the system as well keeping the individual blades of grass standing upright. The more sand, the more protection.

Synthetic Grass Installer, Dubai Sofitel, The Palm

Al Qasr Hotel

The next interesting project was for the Jumeirah Group and Al Qasr Hotel in the Madinat jumeirah. The Jumeirah management often host weddings at the hotel so they wanted to create a dedicated events venue. The idea was to create a perfectly level lawn area leading directly onto the beach. The problem the hotel had to overcome here is that grass is extremely difficult to grow next to the sea. Not only is it difficult to grow grass in these salty conditions but the grass had to be able to take a high volume of traffic during the events. Easigrass were called in to provide a natural looking alternative to real grass. The landscape team no longer had to worry about maintenance and the events team had a great looking venue every time.

Artificial Turf Dubai, Installation at the Al Qsar Hotel

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Zero Gravity at Skydive Dubai

Zero Gravity Beach Club hold the largest weekly party in Dubai. They host some of the biggest DJs in the world and therefore the crowds they entertain are vast. Large crowds means high traffic and the main stage for the nightclub is outside in, what was meant to be, a natural grass area. The grass didn’t stand a chance with the high amount of footfall and it turned to bare earth very quickly. In such a prestigious venue something needed to be done about it. Easigrass suggested the Easi-Mayfair as they knew from their experience with The Irish Village that it would work well. Once the grass was installed the visual transformation was incredible and the nightclub once again had it’s green lawn back, this time to stay.

Zero Gravity Fake Turf Dubai Marina

Zero Gravity Fake Turf Installation in Dubai Marina

Wild Wadi

Wild Wadi is all about creating an enchanted atmosphere that seems removed from reality. One of the ways they do this is by making the water park visually interesting and appealing. Easigrass were brought in to look at the area below the Jumeirah Sceirah slide which is the highlight of the park. The problem was that as the guests climbed higher and higher towards the top of the tower the surroundings started to look too hard and intimidating. By simply adding a long, wide strip of Easigrass below the slide the whole area was softened up and made to look more natural. A small touch with such a big impact.

Wild Wadi, Jumeirah Artificial Grass Installation

Fort Island, Madinat Jumeirah

In 2015 the Fort Island in the Madinat Jumeirah was redeveloped in order to increase the space available for entertainment and functions. The new function area needed to be softened but the design team were aware that natural grass would not last five minutes. Easigrass were consulted and the decision was made to use artificial grass instead of natural grass. Once the new Fort was completed it was clear to see the softening effect that the grass had. The artificial grass breaks up the stonework and creates interesting pockets of greenery. When viewed from on top of the Fort the patterns are beautiful.

Madinat Jumeirah Fake Turf Installation

Madinat Jumeirah Fake Grass Installation

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The Du Football Championship Finals at The Dubai Mall

In Early 2015 Easigrass were contacted by leading Global Brand Consultant, Inspiratus. Inspiratus had won the prestigious contract to organise the Du Football Championship. The initial rounds were being held across the UAE leading up to the Finals in The Dubai Mall on March 19th 2016.

Inspriatus tasked Easigrass with installing a football pitch on the ice rink, the catch being that it needed to be done after the Dubai Mall closed at night and before it opened in the following morning.

No problem we thought;

Until we realised that The Dubai Mall shuts at 1am and opens at 9am, giving us a total of 8 hours to install 1,800 square metres of artificial turf. Normally a pitch this size would take on average of a week to install. No problem for Easigrass, we love a challenge!!

Installation of the DU Football Championship Finals Artificial Grass Football Pitch

In order to speed up the installation process we decided to prefabricate the pitch off site. We hired a car park for 3 days and begun to prepare the turf ready for installation. After 3 solid days of work the grass was rolled up for the last time before the event.

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On the night of the event the Team arrived at the Dubai Mall ready to begin the mammoth task of creating a playable football pitch, including all of the line markings, in 8 hours. Luckily, joining our team, were technical specialists, Bas Lodewijkx from Holland and Romulo Chaves from Brazil, 2 of the most experienced artificial grass installers in the world.

One of the biggest tasks we faced was getting the turf into the mall; we had 15 rolls of 15mm Easi-Sport artificial turf, each roll weighing around 350kg, so in total over 5 tonnes of artificial grass.

Once the turf was in place we begun to carefully position it ready to close up the seams. Like a well oiled machine, the rolls went down one by one until we had a beautiful green surface but at this point nothing to show that it was going to be a soccer pitch. In order to get the fake grass down quickly we had to invent some clever contraptions to help us speed things up and the lines were no exception. We don’t want to give away our trade secrets but these were certainly the fastest lines that have ever gone down on an artificial soccer pitch of this size.

 

 

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At 8:35am, seven and half hours after starting the installation of the football pitch, we were finished. The sun was up and the Mall was getting ready for another busy day. We even had some for a quick kick about, to test the fake grass, It was definitely NOT for childish fun… well, maybe a bit!

Du Football Championship Event Success

The event was a huge success; Inspiratus created a buzz and atmosphere that had never before been felt in The Dubai Mall. They did an incredible job, so huge congratulations go out to them.

Real Madrid football legends Roberto Carlos and Michel Salgado were at the event for the whole afternoon to support and encourage their teams, so it was great to see them running around performing kick ups and showing off their skills on an artificial pitch Easigrass had installed.

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A fantastic event organised by Inspiratus and very proud moment for the Easigrass team. If you missed it this year make sure you come along next year!

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Benefits of Artificial Football Pitches

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Why Football Clubs in Dubai Should Switch to for the benefits of Artificial Grass

According to FIFA’s Big Count, there are over 80,000 footballers in the United Arab Emirates. Add that to the fact that Abu Dhabi and Dubai have both invested heavily in European Football, and you’ll see that we’re all going a bit football crazy in this part of the world.

Football academies in Dubai, backed by some of the biggest clubs in the world, are popping up all over the place as youngsters are encouraged to take up the sport, while the Dubai Amateur Football League boasts the largest amateur league in the Middle East. There are also numerous 5, 7, and 11‐a‐side games taking place every single week across the region.

With the sport’s popularity skyrocketing in Dubai, football clubs and facilities must now ensure playing surfaces are up to the task.

This is where artificial grass pitches come into their own. Here are a hat‐trick of benefits football clubs will see when they make the switch to artificial turf.

Keeping the Beautiful Game Beautiful

Real grass pitches in this part of the world are incredibly impractical. If they’re not drying out or full of holes, then they’re costing more than their fair share of time and money in upkeep. Nurturing real grass in the UAE is a costly endeavour due to the high temperatures and prohibitive water bills.

By embracing artificial turf for football you’ll ensure the beautiful game is being played on a surface befitting of that moniker. In other words, no more divots disrupting your passing game!

The pitches are of Premiership‐standard, and lend themselves to high levels of performance without compromising the quality of the game.

Train Like Pros

When it comes to regular training, there’s nothing worse than finding your pitch is unplayable. How are you supposed to unearth the next Messi or Ronaldo when your players aren’t getting the game time they need?

By installing artificial grass for football, you’re giving your team and players the best possible chance to improve as footballers.

Also, if you’re running a sports facility, not only will cancellations be a thing of the past, you stand to increase your profits due to synthetic pitches being able to withstand more football than their grass counterparts.

More playable surfaces = more teams = more bookings. Back of the net!

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Although probably not front of mind for a lot of footballers, there is a huge bonus for the environment when your club or facility opts to install artificial grass football pitches.

The amount of water required to keep a real grass pitch lush and playable is frankly staggering. Did you know keeping elite playing surfaces watered can use up to 20,000 litres of water a day?

By switching to artificial turf, you can turn off the sprinklers for good and do your bit in helping conserve water in Dubai and the UAE.

Easigrass is a Game Changer

We’re fanatical about football, and nothing pleases us more than when we get the chance to install artificial grass pitches, and in turn help take the game we love forward in the region.

If you’re ready to swap your dry, brown grass pitch with a green, real looking artificial grass pitch then please get in touch to speak with one of our specialists today.