grass surface

English Premier League

State-of-art Spurs stadium to have unique feature

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur’s new 61,000-seater stadium will boast an historic feature by having the first dividing retractable football pitch, the Premier League side announced Thursday.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has said in the past he is keen to host a London NFL franchise and, with this in mind, there will be a grass surface for football and beneath it an artificial surface for American football.

State-of-art Spurs stadium to have unique feature

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur’s new 61,000-seater stadium will boast an historic feature by having the first dividing retractable football pitch, the Premier League side announced Thursday.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has said in the past he is keen to host a London NFL franchise and, with this in mind, there will be a grass surface for football and beneath it an artificial surface for American football.

natural grass

"Downstairs to see Lions in action" at Bishan

BoLASEPaKO at related • 0 views
(This entry is formulated based on information via the media release issued by the Football Association of Singapore)

Bishan last hosted "A" international match in 2009Folks at Bishan will have another chance to see some international football actions after a few AFC Cup matches (1,2) took place months ago, when it was announced the Singapore national team will be facing their Hong Kong counterparts on the 15th of August at the Bishan Stadium.

Wednesday Update

MLS Daily at related • 0 views
A few things for this afternoon/early evening...

New England Revolution defender has officially called time on his 11-year MLS career. "Jay Heaps has been the heart and soul of the Revolution during his time with us," Revolution Investor/Operator Robert K. Kraft said. "Not only has he been an outstanding and consistent performer on the field, he's been a true champion off the field in the community, as well.

CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarterfinal Thoughts

Major League Soccer Talk at related • 0 views

While Guadeloupe did not come to play and have been hurt by new restrictions within the French Football Federation about who they can field for this tournament, their can be no question that playing two successive matches on turf has helped the Costa Ricans.

-

Walter Centano's absence it seems actually helped Costa Rica's attack as the passing was more fluid, the attack quicker and the over reliance on an aging Centano obviously non existent.

FieldTurf

CenturyLink Field Will Get New Turf In February

Sounder at Heart at related • 1 view

There won't be grass, but CenturyLink Field will have a new turf for the 2012 Seattle Sounders season. The latest generation of FieldTurf will be laid down in February, shortly after the end of the Seahawks season and just in time for the Sounders to get used to it prior to their game against Santos Laguna on March 7.

Sounders GM Adrian Hanauer Elaborates On Exploration Of Installing Grass At Qwest Field

Sounder at Heart at related • 0 views

Thanks to Joshua Mayers' reporting, we know the possibility of installing grass at Qwest Field is formally being explored. To get a little more information about the situation, I talked to Sounders GM Adrian Hanauer.

First, a little background. The current FieldTurf was installed before the 2009 soccer season.

Major League Soccer

Enough is Enough: Use “Our” Stadiums

Soccer Soap Box at related • 3 views

It seems generally accepted in the MLS community, if not the US Soccer community, that soccer specific stadiums are key to the growth of soccer in the USA.

The reasons are many, and include everything from the emotionally-relevant display of faith in the sport in this country, to the very practical ownership of parking and other associated revenue streams.

Colombian Keeper Mondragon to Philly?

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views

Reports today in the New York Post have furthered speculation about the potential MLS signing of Colombian International Faryd Mondragon. The 39 year old FC Köln keeper was rumored to be on his way to MLS this past summer, but has again shown interest in coming to the states. Some reports have even suggested that he was at MLS HQ in New York recently and can be considered as a likely signing this winter.

MLS Thursday Preview: Union at TFC

WVHooligan at related • 4 views

Philadelphia Union take their show on the road to Toronto tonight. (Getty Images)

Its a big week for Toronto FC, not only have they made a few changes since their last game (a 4-1 loss at New England) but they will also be making their home debut for the season. BMO Field will also be debuting it's new grass surface, the grass that fans all across the league have been begging for in Toronto since the club launched in 2007.

After a decade-long wait, Red Bulls excited to unveil new stadium

Soccer By Ives at related • 5 views
Â
Photo by ISIphotos.com

By MIKE NASTRI

After years of waiting for a stadium to call their own, the Red Bulls got a chance to practice in Red Bull Arena for the first time on Tuesday. It was a stadium a long time in the making, but one that proved to be worth the wait.

An Open Letter to the Portland Timbers FO

Ginge Talks The Footy at related • 3 views

Dear Merritt Paulson and the Portland Timbers Organization,

Congratulations on becoming a part of Major League Soccer. Those of us who followed your efforts to join the league have been impressed by your organization and the spirit from your loyal supporters during the entire process.

The Grass In New Jersey

WVHooligan at related • 3 views

A lot of folks have been talking today and yesterday about some green stuff that is getting rolled out in New Jersey. Yes I am talking about the grass that is being installed at the new Red Bull Arena.

Yesterday the first pieces of the grass playing surface were rolled out at the team's new $200 million stadium in Harrison, N.

Toronto Announces Home Opener For 2010

WVHooligan at related • 1 view

After a couple weeks of wondering when Toronto FC would get their home opener announced for next season, the club came out today and announced the date and their opponent. The Reds will open the home portion of the 2010 MLS season on Saturday, April 17 against the expansion Philadelphia Union on their new natural grass field at BMO Field.

MLS 2010 Opening Week Schedule

Soccer Tickets Online at related • 1 view

I was shocked to see on the MLS web site today that they have released the schedule for the first three weeks of next years schedule!

The 15th season of Major League Soccer's kicks off on Thursday, March 25 when Seattle Sounders FC host Philadelphia Union in the Union's first MLS game.

MLS Announces 2010 Home Openers

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

The Philadelphia Union's introduction into MLS will come in the intense atmosphere of Qwest Field as Major League Soccer's newest team will face its second newest in the league's 2010 season opener on March 25th.

MLS announced the home openers for 15 of the league's 16 teams on Thursday, with Philly-Seattle kicking off the season on Thursday, March 25.

Report: Real Madrid to face Toronto FC

Soccer By Ives at related • 4 views

Â

By DUANE ROLLINS

According to a report out of Toronto on Thursday, Toronto FC will be the second opponent for Real Madrid in their mini North American tour this summer. Toronto's Globe and Mail reported today that the game would take place Friday, Aug.

Toronto FC

2010 Home Opener Announced

TFC Connected by Ben Van Weelden at related • 0 views
For the second straight year, we will play host to an expansion side in our home opener. Our 2010 home opener will be on April 17 against Philadelphia Union, on a nice and new grass surface. I find the timing of the announcement a little odd, given the fact that we are nearing the end of a very, very tight playoff race.

Report: Real Madrid to face Toronto FC

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

Â

By DUANE ROLLINS

According to a report out of Toronto on Thursday, Toronto FC will be the second opponent for Real Madrid in their mini North American tour this summer. Toronto's Globe and Mail reported today that the game would take place Friday, Aug.

soccer ball

SoccerPro Product Review: Nike vs. Adidas Balls

Premiership Talk Blog at related • 1 view
Who will win the battle of the balls?

SoccerPro Product Review: Nike vs. Adidas Balls

Premiership Talk Blog at related • 1 view
As part of our continuing partnership with SoccerPro, Premiership Talk brings you two more product reviews. This time, we are comparing the Nike Mercurial Veer ball to Adidas's UEFA Euro 2008 Glider ball. Without further adieu... Nike Mercurial Veer Review I must admit, I am a huge fan of Nike's football (soccer ball) range.

The Rest

Matchday @Stade Saputo: Impact vs Red Bulls

The Viper's Nest at related • 0 views

Good afternoon! It's matchday again, and our glorious Red Bulls have travelled to French-speaking Canada for a massive fixture against the Montreal Impact (7:30pm ET, MSG, match notes here). The Red Bulls have won their previous two meetings, against Montreal, this season and will look to complete the sweep.

CSKA MOSCOW 1 - REAL MADRID 1 | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AWAY RESULT

Spanish Football & Sports at related • 0 views
It was always going to be a diificult away game for SPANISH FOOTBALL Club REAL MADRID at Moscow. Sub-zero temperature, artificial grass surface & a "rocky" CSKA MOSCOW that was not going to be allowed to be pushed around on home turf. The final result of this away CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ( last 16 ) match ended in a 1 - 1 result that although good for Real Madrid, leaves a sour & bitter taste on how the

Newcastle Concerns About Artificial Turf – Enrique To Start

Newcastle united Blog at related • 0 views
Newcastle held many discussions with Orlando officials yesterday, citing concerns with the  pitch at the Citrus Bowl. Jose Enrique will play tonight When tonight's  game was being set up back in April, Newcastle had agreed they would be playing on a temporary grass surface, and those temporary grass surfaces were used a lot to cover [.

Nothing much has done...

BoLASEPaKO at related • 1 view
Coincidently, my fellow blogger Andy Brouwer blogged on the dismay pitch surface that staged a Cambodian league clash featuring Phnom Penh Crown, one of the guest teams invited for the Singapore Cup.
To expect professional players to play on this surface and to perform at a sufficiently high level is simply not on.

Does Saprissa's artificial pitch give them a greater home advantage?

HexagonalBlog at related • 0 views
Most people would say that CD Saprissa's artificial turf gives them a significant home advantage. But Saprissa's stadium has always been intimidating to visiting teams in the days when it still had a grass surface. Assuming everything else equal, how significant is the difference in match results from the grass pitch and artificial pitch eras?

LaVell Edwards Stadium considered for USA World Cup Bid

Desert Crown at related • 1 view

The USA Bid Committee, organized to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022, mailed letters to stadium operators in various metropolitan markets across the country last week.

Among the 70 stadiums in the 50 metropolitan areas considered was Brigham Young University's LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo.