Villa Duchesne Gets their version of Hockey World Cup Stadium Field

Atlanta, GA (October 7, 2015) — Greenfields USA, an international leader in synthetic turf systems, is proud to announce the installation of Villa Duchesne’s new field hockey field, a replica of the 2014 Hockey World Cup stadium in The Hague, Netherlands.

Villa Duchesne, a private, Roman Catholic all-girls school in Frontenac, MO, is home to one of the best known high school field hockey programs in the country.

“There is peace of mind knowing that our athletes are playing on a world-class playing surface for field hockey,” said Sean Moore, Villa Duchesne athletic director.  “We chose GreenFields because we knew it was safe, durable, and would allow our students to focus on our athletics mission of developing favorable habits and attitudes that will prepare the students for life beyond high school.” 

GreenFields® TX hockey system is one of the company’s most recent innovations, an artificial grass system developed in close collaboration with technology specialist TenCate and leading hockey players from around the world.

“We are elated that such a reputable school like Villa Duchesne has entrusted GreenFields for this project,” said Mike Allen, GreenFields senior director of sales and marketing.  “The TX provides field hockey players from high school to the World Cup with a consistent, predictable and durable playing surface.”

In 2014, GreenFields hosted the Hockey World Cup on its TX hockey system, an event which attracted more than 240,000 fans and 430 players from around the world.

Moore tells us “the field houses multiple big games each week for the middle and high school teams.  The field will be home to the all-star game, host to playoffs and utilized for a division 1 field hockey contest, all in the fall”.

Midwest Sport and Turf, GreenFields exclusive distributor and installer in the Midwest, installed GreenFields TX at Villa Duchesne to the same specification as the 2014 World Cup field.  Byrne & Jones, a certified sports field builder, built the base and e-layer, also to the same specifications.

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GreenFields is the innovation leader for synthetic turf systems and holder of credentials with numerous professional sports organizations worldwide including FIFA, World Rugby, and FIH. GreenFields has designed and installed more synthetic turf systems for FIFA than any other company and boasts over 3000 sports field installations worldwide.

Midwest Sports Turf is a partner of GreenFieldsUSA turf systems installing athletic surfaces all over the Midwest.